6 reasons why the Vikings will win the Super Bowl in 2020

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No home-field advantage for opponents

This season is going to be pretty eerie for the Vikings and the rest of the NFL since the majority of the teams around the league are not expected to allow fans to attend their games because of the COVID-19 virus.

While not having fans in attendance will make it weird for Minnesota’s games inside U.S. Bank Stadium, the absence of people screaming in the stands should make it easier for the team to get tough wins on the road this year.

This season, some of the Vikings road trips include matchups with the Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints, and Green Bay Packers. Typically, the fans in these opposing stadiums would make life harder for Minnesota by yelling at the top of their lungs. But it doesn’t look like there will be any of that this year.

When they face the Seahawks, the Vikings won’t have to deal with the infamous 12s as the Seattle fan base has come to be known. When they head down to New Orleans, they won’t have to hear Saints fans complaining to the refs every two seconds.

With the elimination of stadium noise, the actual talent of each NFL roster is going to matter much more this season. Since Minnesota’s roster is full of talent and experience, this should work to their advantage.