Even though it was only Week 1, the Minnesota Vikings looked really bad. Brett Favre truly showed his age in the opening game loss against the Saints. The only thing I was impressed with was the Vikings defense. Holding the NFL's best offense to only 14 points was a major sigh of relief. The defense will have to be the anchor of this team to keep them in contention of reaching its goal.
The loss of Sidney Rice was a noticeably large blow to this offense. Favre had major problems stretching the field to all the small receivers. It was also obvious that the Vikings are going to ride Adrian Peterson's back until Rice is able get back on the field.
There are six playoff spots in each conference: Four division winners and two Wild Cards. As a diehard Viking fan, I still think think the Packers are going to win the NFC North. We have to also assume that the NFC East will have two teams in the playoffs. The other divisions will most likely be won by the Saints and whatever team that comes out of the NFC Worst (West).
That means it will most likely come down to the Vikings, Falcons, or the third team in the NFC East (Personally, I think the Giants) for the final playoff spot. To keep the dream alive, I have assembled a list of players that the Vikings should look into trading for.