4 moves that got the Minnesota Vikings back to .500 after Week 13

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What has resulted in the Minnesota Vikings turning their season around?

After the Minnesota Vikings began the year with losses in five of their first six games, the season felt like it was already over for them.

It seemed like things had spiraled too far out of control for the Vikings to be able to recover from their poor start. But since returning from their bye, Minnesota has proved a lot of their doubters wrong and come away with victories in five of their last six matchups.

With their turnaround, the Vikings are back in the hunt for a spot in this year’s playoffs, something that seemed unimaginable just two months ago.

So how has Minnesota been able to do it? How did the Vikings go from one of the worst teams in the NFL to currently performing like one of the best squads in the league?

Much of Minnesota’s turnaround this season has been due to a handful of decisions made by the team during the last few weeks. What are some of the most notable recent moves made by the Vikings that has resulted in them currently sitting with a 6-6 record with four games left on their schedule?