Way too early predictions for the 2019 NFL season are already coming out and one prominent publication has the Minnesota Vikings playing in Super Bowl 54.
Things didn’t exactly go as planned for the Minnesota Vikings in 2018. Slapped with the Super Bowl contender label before the start of the regular season, the Vikings ended up falling flat and missing out on the playoffs completely.
But that was then and Minnesota now has a clean slate once again following the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl victory on Sunday.
The Vikings now have a lot of time to get back on track and prepare for the 2019 NFL season. Maybe this time, Minnesota can fulfill their Super Bowl expectations from a year ago?
Well, at least one person believes the Vikings are still championship contenders. NJ.com’s Joe Gigiio recently shared his predictions for next season’s playoffs and he includes Minnesota as one of the two teams that will play in Super Bowl 54.
Giglio has the Vikings winning the NFC North and capturing home-field advantage throughout the postseason next year. To explain his prediction, he states that Minnesota’s, “window to compete for a championship is still open.”
In next season’s NFC Championship, Giglio sees the Vikings getting a bit of revenge for their 1998 team by defeating the Atlanta Falcons inside U.S. Bank Stadium.
After beating the Falcons, he has Minnesota taking on the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 54 in Miami, Florida. But this is where Giglio sees the Vikings’ fairytale season ending as he predicts the Chiefs to be the team to capture the Vince Lombardi trophy.
Although it doesn’t end with Minnesota getting a Super Bowl victory, Vikings fans should be pretty intrigued by these recent predictions. It shows that there are still plenty of people out there who believe that Minnesota can make some noise next season.
Who knows, maybe predictions like these from Giglio will actually come true for the Vikings in 2019?