The Minnesota Vikings may be one of the most underrated teams in the NFL through eight weeks.
After beating the Arizona Cardinals 34-26 on Sunday, the Vikings improved to 6-1.
This is the fifth-straight win for the Vikings and they are first in the NFC North.
Minnesota has a group of skilled players that could be top-five in the NFL.
They are a nightmare for opposing defenses and Jefferson thinks they can get even better.
“We feel like we’ve been slept on since the beginning of the season.”
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 30, 2022
If we have indeed not seen the best version of the Vikings’ offense, they could be a serious contender in the NFC.
But, it is hard for many people to take them seriously with Kirk Cousins at quarterback.
Cousins Is Key
While Cousins has had a very good career, he is known to come up small in primetime games (10-18 record in such games).
Also, he only has one playoff win in his career.
All the pressure is on the 34-year-old quarterback to lead this Vikings team deep into the playoffs.
Throughout the rest of the regular season, the Vikings will have their work cut out for them.
They still have to face the Bills, Cowboys, Patriots, and Packers.
Each team has a very good defense and can cause plenty of problems for Cousins.
New head coach, Kevin O’Connell, has seemingly helped open up the Vikings offense compared to recent years.
But, make no mistake about it, the Vikings will only have success if Cousins plays well.
His play is something to monitor as Minnesota chases their first NFC North title since 2017.