4 positive Minnesota Vikings storylines at the 2020 midseason point

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What are some positive storylines from the Minnesota Vikings season so far?

We are now officially at the midway point of the Minnesota Vikings 2020 season. To say things haven’t gone according to plan would be something of an understatement, but there might just be some light at the end of the tunnel given their recent turnaround.

For the Vikings to be at 3-5 at this stage would be seen as underachieving to a certain extent. They did lose plenty of prominent locker room leaders in the offseason and that was always going to take some time to get used to. Minnesota’s erratic play during the early stages of the campaign was a further reflection of this.

Mike Zimmer has seen all this before. The Vikings have started poorly during his tenure in the past and bounced back. So any cause for panic from the outside looking in wasn’t entirely justified when one examines the head coach’s track record.

Now, there appears to be plenty of optimism surrounding their chances of making the unlikeliest of playoff spots. The Vikings are coming off back-to-back wins for the first time this season and the way they’ve adjusted following their bye week is a testament to how well everyone within the organization is pulling together in the face of adversity.

Amid all the early doom and gloom, there are some positive storylines that have emerged from Minnesota’s 2020 campaign so far. Let’s go over four such examples at the midseason point.