When you go 3-13 in the National Football League, there usually is nowhere to go but up.
This is where the Minnesota Vikings stand after 2011 where they tied a franchise-low with three wins and a dearth of talent compared to their NFC North counterparts.
In short, the prognosis doesn't look good for the 2012 season as Adrian Peterson, the face of the franchise, will be recovering from a torn ACL and MCL.
Also, the Vikings decided to bring one of the youngest rosters in the NFL that will have to learn on the fly as the season goes on.
While things don't look promising, there are plenty of things that Viking fans will learn about this team as the season progresses. Here are some of the questions that will need to be answered in 2012.