3 directions the Minnesota Vikings 2020 season can go from here

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Which directions could the 2020 season go for the Minnesota Vikings following a 1-4 start?

It hasn’t been the start that the Minnesota Vikings had been hoping for. Mike Zimmer’s men came into the 2020 season looking to secure another playoff berth despite losing some prominent names in the offseason. But everything that could possibly go wrong, unfortunately, has for the team so far.

There have been some encouraging signs, but there is still much work to be done in order to turn their campaign around.

Teams that start the year 1-4 rarely factor into the business end of the season and this would be a big disappointment for the Vikings that would also leave some questioning the team’s decision to extend their head coach this past summer.

Minnesota‘s performance on Sunday night against the Seattle Seahawks was your stereotypical Vikings disaster. They built up a commanding first-half lead before completely collapsing immediately after the break, giving up three straight touchdowns in the third quarter.

That being said, the Vikings had a chance to ice the game on a 4th-and-1 attempt, but they were unable to convert. This ultimately led to a phenomenal drive from current NFL MVP favorite Russell Wilson that broke Minnesota’s hearts and left their short-term aspirations in tatters.

Not only did the Vikings suffer a loss in Seattle, but they might now be without running back Dalvin Cook going forward. The Pro Bowler suffered an adductor strain and he is the latest big-name absence from a Minnesota team that is looking for some sort of inspiration.

Following the results of their first five games, let’s take a look at three directions in which the rest of the Vikings season could go from here.