It hasn't been the type of season Minnesota envisioned for itself.
With the early part of the schedule featuring some of the Vikings' easier opponents, the Vikings were hoping to accumulate victories early to compensate for the losses that will surely come later.
But four weeks in the Vikings are 1-3 and their playoff aspirations are hanging on by a thread.
After a 34-27 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in London, that thread got a bit thicker. It was a nice showing, but the questions remain.
There are plenty of potholes that need to be fixed for the 2013 journey to experience a smoother journey from here.
This slideshow assesses five of the bigger questions that will determine Minnesota's success moving forward.