10 reasons why the Minnesota Vikings can win Super Bowl 54

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - OCTOBER 06: Stefon Diggs #14 of the Minnesota Vikings congratulates teammate Adam Thielen #19 after he scored a touchdown in the third quarter against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on October 06, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Minnesota’s dynamic duo is getting back together

In their fifth season together with the Vikings, Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs were hoping to put up numbers similar to what they finished with last year. Unfortunately, Thielen has missed a bunch of time this season with a hamstring injury and Diggs has had to take on the role as Minnesota’s definitive No. 1 receiver.

Diggs has performed well with his partner in crime unable to contribute much during the last five weeks. But he’s also still had games in which opposing defenses have been able to shut him down due to Thielen not being out on the field and taking away some of the attention.

Luckily for the Vikings, the team’s top receiving duo is expected to be back playing together when they return from the bye in Week 13 against the Seattle Seahawks. Minnesota quarterback Kirk Cousins even confirmed on his radio show recently that Thielen will be returning to the field when they head to Seattle.

The fact that the Vikings have been able to perform so well during the last few weeks without one of their top receivers is very impressive. Minnesota’s ability to find success without Thielen in the lineup should put a little fear in the team’s remaining opponents this year.

He may be a little rusty at first, but if Thielen can return and perform anywhere close to the level he was at last season, it’s going to make the Vikings’ offense even more difficult to defend than it already is.