2018 Minnesota Vikings Season Win Totals Predictions and Expert Picks
2017 Record: 13-3
2018 Minnesota Vikings Las Vegas Season Win Total: 10.5*
2018 Minnesota Vikings Season Win Total Picks NFL Football: 'Under'
The Vikings were just one excruciating week away from becoming the first team in NFL history to play the Super Bowl on their home field. And looking at this year's squad I can say that they still have all the makings of a team that could win a championship.
When you have the best defense in football, you always have a chance to win titles. Ask the Eagles, Broncos and Seahawks, three teams that have claimed Super Bowls in the past five years. Or talk to the 49ers and Panthers, two teams that won NFC championships and lost Super Bowls on the backs of outstanding defenses.
Minnesota boasted the No. 1 defense in the NFL last year in terms of both points and yards allowed. They have a dominating front four, with depth. The linebacking corps, led by Anthony Barr, is excellent. And the secondary is outstanding, highlighted by maybe the best safety in football, Harrison Smith.
And the Vikings may be even better defensively this year. Rumor has it that they may land former Cincinnati starting safety George Iloka, who head coach Mike Zimmer knows from his time with the Bengals.
The biggest offseason changes to this team are a new quarterback and new offensive coordinator. Kirk Cousins is a clear upgrade from Case Keenum. And new coordinator John DeFeilippo, the quarterbacks coach at Philadelphia last year, will bring a more aggressive downfield passing game to Minnesota.
The one weakness on this team is the offensive line. Minnesota just needs average play from its men in the trenches. Last year they didn't get that. Perhaps the new scheme will help up front. But the Eagles front seven overwhelmed the Vikings in the postseason, and Minnesota's rushing game was No. 22 in the league last year with just 3.9 yards per carry.
This year's Vikings team has the potential to be even better than last year's group. However, that improvement may not manifest itself in the win-loss record. Minnesota has one of the toughest schedules in the NFL. In the opening five weeks they have road games at Green Bay, at the L.A. Rams, and at Philadelphia. They also travel to New England and to Seattle in back-to-back weeks in December.
Zimmer has quickly established himself as one of the best coaches in football. And Minnesota has been the biggest moneymaker in the NFL over the last four years, going an amazing 44-20 against the spread. The Vikings have had six straight winning ATS seasons, and at some point you have to wonder if they will get priced out of the market. I don't think that's the case with this season win total. I think that this is a 10- or 11-win team. But with a tough schedule and a big bull's eye on their backs this season I'll err on the side of a slight regression and call for Minnesota to go 10-6 and tuck 'under'.
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