But I don't get this melancholy you have about Minnesota. I agree that Frazier has done a nice job and they're definitely improved (from terrible) but the Vikes aren't nearly as dangerous as you make them out to be. Ponder? He's a dink-and-dunk QB with serious limitations. Ill start believing in him when i see him consistently throw passes for more than 15 yards that don't quack like ducks. Their WR corps sucks. Minny's D is definitely improved but it still lags ours by a substantial margin. And I don't think expecting AP to carry the team and run for 2000 every year is realistic at all.
Wouldn't surprise me at all if they're an 8-8 team next year. Heck, with any kind of half-decent offense, we would have and should have beaten them twice this year.