3 daring predictions for Vikings 2022 season

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The Purple Gang is coming off consecutive dropping campaigns. However the Minnesota Vikings are in numerous arms as of late. What might be anticipated this season?

The final time the Minnesota Vikings reached the postseason was 2019. The membership wound up gorgeous the New Orleans Saints in time beyond regulation on the Superdome within the Wild Card spherical earlier than being pushed round by the eventual NFC champion San Fransisco 49ers in California.

However as a substitute of constructing on that yr, the workforce adopted it up with consecutive dropping seasons. The Vikings completed 7-9 in 2020 and a season in the past fell to 8-9. It meant modifications to the group as head coach Mike Zimmer and normal supervisor Rick Spielman got their pink slips.

Now the workforce seems to rebound in a giant approach. And listed here are three issues to control in terms of the Purple Gang in 2022.

Vikings daring predictions: OLB Danielle Hunter totals 12-plus sacks

Throughout his first 5 seasons within the league, Danielle Hunter proved to be fairly a pleasing shock. Hunter was a third-round decide by Minnesota in 2015. The previous LSU standout performed in 78 regular-season contests and rolled up 54.5 sacks and 6 pressured fumbles.

However accidents have taken their toll the previous two seasons (through Will Ragatz of SI.com). Hunter sat out all of 2020 (herniated disc) and missed the workforce’s remaining 10 video games this previous yr. However he began the membership’s first seven contests in 2021 and racked up 38 tackles and 6 sacks.

Hunter will make the transfer from defensive finish to outdoors linebacker in Ed Donatell’s protection. And with newcomer Za’Darius Smith on the opposite aspect, search for the Vikings’ standout to return to Professional Bowl type.