Despite the fact that the Patriots are 8-3 and are undoubtedly a top-five team, they have not received nearly the public praise as other AFC favorites. Their offense is, by any measure, great. Their division is effectively sewn up. They have big names. So why are the Chiefs and Steelers getting all the love as AFC offensive juggernauts?
In a change of pace from the last few games, it was tough to find negatives with the Vikings' performance Sunday night. In a key division game, they showed the talent level that led many to pick them to win the NFC North at the beginning of the season.
It was a matchup of two somewhat disappointing teams facing their potential last stand in a division clash. The Vikings, at 5-4-1, coming off an ugly loss on the road in Chicago, would still have a path to the playoff with a loss, but it would be a narrow one. The Packers came in below .500 and needed the win to hang in the NFC playoff picture.
While not mathematically eliminated, the loser of Sunday night's game will effectively see their playoff hopes dwindle away. Both have performed below expectations this year and are coming off major road losses in week 11. These division rivals have everything to play for.
Which brings us to the Vikings. Rick Spielman built a great roster for 2017. The defense is loaded at every level, the offense has play-makers and he got a quarterback thought to be the missing link. But here they are, 5-4-1, middle of the pack.
Kirk Cousins has never been an elite quarterback. No one should claim he ever was, regardless of the number of zeros on his contract. While he has put up great numbers much of this year and has been the catalyst of some of the best offensive performances in recent Vikings memory, Cousins has been and always will be flawed.
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The top of the NFC North features two teams on almost identical tracks. Initially built as defense-first units, both the Bears and Vikings have shown stalwart offenses in 2018 thanks to good scheming, solid quarterback play and dangerous weapons. Chicago's development has been particularly notable, given the anemic state of the offense a season ago.
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