Originally Posted by DesertBrew
Very high probability of a 2-4 record after next weekend. So yeah. Not writing them off yet but...
Sometimes I'm amazed how one team tanks in a year and others come out of nowhere (Vikings).
Happens every year, though. That's why it's pretty much impossible to tell who's good and who sucks until... well, about week 4/5.
Whodathunk the Bengals would have been a playoff team last year? Or that the Eagles would go only 8-8? In 2010, the Bucs came out of nowhere to finish 10-6, and Kansas City won their division. Was it in '08 that Arizona went to the Super Bowl?
There's always one or two teams that significantly outperform expectations, and one or two that underperform - sometimes due to injury, sometimes not.
The Vikings, so far this year they've beaten Jacksonville, Detroit, Tennessee, and San Fran (and lost to Indy). Jacksonville and Tennessee just suck. Detroit's only 1-3 this year, but that's a decent win. Figure they beat Detroit (a decent team) and lost to Indy (also a decent team). And, they beat San Fran, who you'd expect to be better than the Vikings most weeks.
So, 2-0 against crap teams.
1-1 against middle-of-the-road teams
1-0 against very good teams.
So, sure, they've had a good start to the season, but it's not like they've gone up against New England and Baltimore and Atlanta and Houston and beaten 'em all; they're improved, but haven't show that they are elite by any stretch.
Green Bay, though, has got to get their head out of their asses. State Farm better '86 those "discount double-check" commercials until they start winning a few games. You can't have a pretend Championship belt when you lose your first game in the playoffs and start the next season 2-3.