Why the not-great Vikings have a decent chance of winning the not-great NFC
January 10, 2023
The Vikings enter the playoffs with one of the NFL's worst defenses, a makeshift offensive line, a history of postseason flops, a rookie head coach and a resume pocked with lopsided losses.
They might be the worst 13-victory team in NFL history. They were outscored by three points over the course of the season, and only a wild array of fortunate bounces and clutch plays allowed them to become the first team ever to go 11-0 in one-score games.
If this sounds like a recipe for postseason disaster, you're not paying enough attention to the competition.