Ah...the start of a new NFL season—when all things are possible and any team can have aspirations to the championship.
The Vikings face a very tough challenge this season. As a team which is rebuilding and getting younger in a very tough division, beginning of the season or not, it's way too early to write them off.
Christian Ponder is playing well and looks confident behind a newly revamped offensive line. Adrian Peterson is getting healthier. The defense looks to have improved.
There's more to this team than people think.
In that vein here are five bold predictions about the Vikings for the coming season.