Is The Window Closing?
Although the Vikings are fresh off their first win of the 2010 season, the team’s offense continues to struggle. They were able to ride Adrian Peterson to victory today, but Brett Favre did very little to help the cause. After three games, it’s clear the Vikings are not the elite team they were a year ago.
Which brings up a valid question: Has the window closed on this team’s Super Bowl chances?
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported that head coach Brad Childress had an “awkward” meeting with veterans on Friday where Chilly “reportedly encouraged the veteran players to win now because a lot of them won’t be back next year.” Couple Chilly’s meeting with Jason Whitlock’s thoughts on Favre riding off into the sunset once the Vikings are knocked out of postseason contention, and this season could spell the end of the current regime’s shot at an NFL title.
The Vikings currently stand with a record of 1-2. After next week’s bye, the Vikings face the Jets, Cowboys, Packers, and Patriots. To make matters more difficult, of those four games, the Vikings’ only home game is against the Cowboys.
It became clear after today’s victory that this is now Adrian Peterson’s team. He has a bright future in front of him, and may even bring the Vikings that elusive Super Bowl victory. The question remains: Will that championship come with Brett Favre and Brad Childress, or has their time already run out?