Even with the Vikings poor start, there’s still plenty to be excited about

(Photo by Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports) Dalvin Cook
(Photo by Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports) Dalvin Cook /

Episode 1 of The Viking Age Podcast attempts to offer some optimism about this season’s Minnesota Vikings team.

With only one win in their first six games, this hasn’t been the season the Minnesota Vikings were hoping for when they stepped on the field in Week 1.

Everything that could have gone wrong for the Vikings this year basically has gone wrong. Minnesota has dealt with injuries to top players, rookies making gigantic mistakes, Kirk Cousins regressing, and the offensive line continuing with their annual tradition of forgetting how to block.

Despite their 1-5 start, there are still a number of things to be excited about when it comes to the Vikings this season. This is something that was explored in the debut episode of The Viking Age Podcast.

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During the first episode of The Viking Age Podcast, myself and TVA staff member, Dustin Baker, attempted to list a few things about the current Minnesota team that fans should be excited about.

An obvious one is the guy in the Vikings offensive backfield who the team just signed to a multi-year extension before the start of the season. Dalvin Cook is currently dealing with an injury, but he has been electric during his time out on the field this year.

Cook has scored seven touchdowns this season while averaging almost 100 yards per game in his five appearances. When he has the ball in his hands, there’s always a good chance that something good is going to happen for Minnesota.

In addition to Cook’s success, Mr. Baker and I were able to think of a few other things that should cause Vikings fans to get excited about including Justin Jefferson’s instant impact, Minnesota’s young corners having a bright future, and the progression of both Irv Smith Jr. and Garrett Bradbury.

The rest of the Vikings’ season might only feature a few more wins. But the future of this team still looks bright and they’ve got a good chance to get right back in the thick of things as early as 2021.

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