The bye week is a double edged sword. For some teams, it’s terrible. They are on a roll and the bye week only throws them off course. For others, it is a great opportunity to fix the flaws that have killed their team up until that point.
The Minnesota Vikings are one of those latter teams.
At 2-6, the season hasn't gone according to plan for this veteran driven team. It was supposed to be a year in which Minnesota flirted with a wild card berth. But instead it appears destined for a top-12 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.
But if these six items of concern are fixed for the last eight games of the season, the Vikings could surprise.