With OTAs just one week away, the upcoming 2013 NFL season is laced with all sorts of questions for our beloved Minnesota Vikings. In a league that is notorious for teams turning things around in a hurry, the Vikings sit on the edge of a grueling NFC North division, looking to improve on their prior year's success.
Last season, the purple-and-gold machine finished a surprising 10-6, earning themselves a Week 17 rematch with division foe the Green Bay Packers during Wild Card Weekend. Thanks to an injury to starting quarterback Christian Ponder and the dismal play of backup signal-caller Joe Webb, the Vikings' season came to an abrupt ending on a chilly night in Lambeau.
Now, on the heels of a great draft this past April and some key roster additions, the Vikings are poised to break through once again and make a deep playoff run.
Here are five reasons why the Minnesota Vikings will make the playoffs next season.