Raise your hand if you had the Minnesota Vikings at 3-1 through four games.
Actually, stand up, leave your place of work and start giving gambling advice for money.
You have a gift.
Minnesota was to be the doormat for the rest of the high-powered NFC North, but they've looked everything but after starting 3-1.
They snuck past the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 1 and lost a heartbreaker to Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts in Week 2.
Seemed about right.
Then, the mighty San Francisco 49ers came to town, and, just as expected, the Vikings won convincingly 24-13.
After that, a trip to Detroit.
Again, another predictable outcome—Vikings 20, Lions 13.
(I really wish there was a sarcasm font.)
Christian Ponder, Adrian Peterson and the defense are all exceeding expectations in Minneapolis.