Last season, the Minnesota Vikings fought injuries and poor play on the way to a 10-loss season.
With the Bears and Packers playing in the NFC Championship game last season and the Detroit Lions adding more talent through the draft, the Vikings are going to have to do a lot to get out of last place in the NFC North.
After last year's failed Brett Favre finale and a limited amount of time to get first-round pick Christian Ponder up to speed, the team brought in veteran Donovan McNabb to run the offense for at least one season.
With many players remaining from the team that almost went to the Super Bowl two seasons ago, the Vikings are in "win now" mode.
In order to succeed this season, everyone on the team is going to have to put in a better performance than what they did last season. Here's a look at five players whose season could determine whether the Vikings go 6-10 or 10-6.