Minnesota Vikings: 5 Offseason Moves That Should and Shouldn't Have Happened

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Minnesota Vikings: 5 Offseason Moves That Should and Shouldn't Have Happened
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The Minnesota Vikings hope to tie their win total from all of 2011 on Sunday when they travel to Detroit for their first divisional matchup of the season.

Looking at the schedule before the season, most Vikings optimists figured their team would be at 2-1 after three games. They are, but certainly not in the manner that was expected.

After blowing a game to the lowly Indianapolis Colts in Week 2, the Vikings bounced back in the biggest way possible by whipping the 49ers, one of the best teams in the NFL.

The Vikings have certainly been on a carousel of emotions so far in 2012: A "how did we win that one?" victory in Week 1 was followed by a "how did we lose that one?" defeat in Week 2.

The naysayers were ready to pounce if Minnesota had been blown out by San Francisco last week, an outcome that just about all the experts predicted. So, of course, the Vikings played their best game in three seasons and dominated the 49ers.

2-1 is about all anyone who follows the Vikings could expect as a start to this season, and that's exactly where they are.

So what better time to do a little second guessing and look at five moves that should and shouldn't have happened this past offseason?

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