Based on feedback we've received, it's apparent that fans aren't as optimistic as I am that the Vikings can reach double-digit wins in 2019.
I scanned the schedule as it was released Wednesday night and came up with a prediction of 11-5 or 12-4, with the Vikings winning five of six games against division opponents. The way I see it, the Packers aren't as good as advertised, Detroit is still Detroit and the Vikings will be good enough to split with the reigning NFC North champion Bears.
Some accused me of wearing purple-colored glasses and drinking purple Kool-Aid. here's a flavor of the responses we've received to my long range football forecast.
– "Have another beer."
– "Wow that's bold. They will lose one to Green bay for sure. 9-7 for sure."
– "Without an offensive line 9-7."
– "8-8 at the best with Kirk Cousins. With Keenum they'd go 12-4. Zimmer and Spielman need to take the blame for that one..."
– "The Purple Positivity runs deep, PA live inside you?"