4 things that must happen for Vikings to win the Super Bowl in 2020

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Minnesota will need a little bit of luck

Stop your eye-rolling, we are serious.

The NFL has watched the Patriots win six Super Bowls in two decades. In some of those playoff runs, New England has had the wildest luck imaginable at times.

Whether it’s The Tuck Rule, Marshawn Lynch not being handed the football inside the one-yard line, or Dee Ford lining up offsides, the Patriots have been the benefactor of some lucky shenanigans.

Luck for the Vikings can be as simple as Blair Walsh making a high-school distance field goal in the 2015 NFC wild-card game or maybe not turning the football over five times in the 2009 NFC Championship.

It doesn’t need to be otherworldly events that are unprecedented. For Minnesota, it can be as rudimentary as avoiding heartbreak derived from snakebitten tendencies.

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Most Super Bowl-winning teams are helped out by a bit of luck. To win a championship, the Vikings need some cosmic friendliness or merely some karma-laden reciprocity.