The Minnesota Vikings are a crew in transition who employed a brand new head coach in Kevin O’Connell and a brand new basic supervisor in Kwesi Adofo-Mensah. Vikings followers are prepared for a championship because the crew has by no means received a Tremendous Bowl and hasn’t performed within the championship sport since 1976. NFL Corridor of Fame large receiver Cris Carter spent 12 seasons with the Vikings (1990-2001), and he solely advised PopCulture.com what the 2022 Vikings must do to make a run on the Tremendous Bowl.
“They did have some success below Mike Zimmer,” Carter solely advised PopCulture. “And I feel proper now, when you take a look at what they’re doing offensively, I imply, as a result of they have been in a position to throw the ball and Dalvin Prepare dinner’s among the finest twin working backs that we have now. The offensive line’s been an issue. They do not match up effectively in opposition to Inexperienced Bay’s frontline. And so they do not match up effectively in opposition to the Bears’ frontline.”
Carter went on to clarify the opposite points the Vikings have heading into this season. “After which from a secondary standpoint, just like the Packers have simply had their approach going in opposition to our secondary,” he stated. “Until we get higher performances in these two positions, it should be laborious to beat Aaron Rodgers within the Pack. And the Bears, they acquired one other Buckeye that is quarterbacking them. I anticipate the Bears to have some say in who wins the North additionally.”
The final two seasons have been a battle for the Vikings, ending 7-9 in 2020 and 8-9 in 2021. In 2017, the Vikings reached the NFC Championship sport however misplaced to the Philadelphia Eagles. When the Vikings final reached the Tremendous Bowl in 1976, that was their fourth journey to the Tremendous Bowl in eight seasons. However the crew might by no means recover from the hump as they misplaced each time they made it to the large sport.
When Carter performed for the Vikings, the crew reached the NFC Championship sport twice. The primary time was in 1998, and Minnesota misplaced to the Atlanta Falcons in time beyond regulation. The second time was in 2000, and Minnesota was blown out by the New York Giants. Regardless of not enjoying within the Tremendous Bowl, Carter turned a Corridor of Fame participant in Minnesota as he was chosen to the Professional Bowl eight occasions, the All-Professional Staff thrice and lead the NFL in receiving touchdowns thrice.