As the reigning division champs should be the favorite to win the division after a strong draft that secured the right side of the offensive line and added depth at the wide receiver position and throughout the defensive side of the ball.
Depending on what, currently retired quarterback, Brett Favre decides to do involving his possible return will determine how competitive the division will be.
The defense lost aged safety Darren Sharper to free agency but is confident in his heir apparent Tyrell Johnson.
The start of the season could be rough on the Vikings however, with the possible suspension of Kevin and Pat Williams, the anchors of their defensive line.
If Favre returns, expect the Vikes to win the division by a game or two.
If not, fans will enjoy another tight race to the finish.
Expectations: The Vikings have the second easiest schedule in 2009 and should benefit.
The drama created by the possible arrival of Favre could be a distraction and mess up some team chemistry, but only time will tell.
Either way expect the Vikings to push, once again, for the playoffs.