When it comes to the Super Bowl, many people would have seen the Minnesota Vikings as extremely unlikely candidates to be involved, especially after injuries to key players Sam Bradford and Teddy Bridgewater. For many it was seen as season over for The Vikings, but they quickly turned to quarterback Case Keenum in an attempt to save their season. What could be even more amazing is that no side has ever played the Super Bowl in its home stadium, and this streak could well be ending very soon.
Keenum is now at his third side, after failing to really deliver at the Houston Texans or the Rams; and was well on his way to journeyman status, with many believing he was unlikely to make any sort of difference to form up The Vikings. Unbelievably he has been more than remarkable this season and has single-handedly engineered The Vikings’ rise to the top, and they’ve now reached top contender status in the NFC.
It was a bitter blow to lose Sam Bradford for the season to injury; and in spite of the fact that Bridgewater is back fit, he just can’t force his way back into the line-up thanks to the remarkable form that Keenum has, and continues to show. Keenum has been consistently good throughout, and The Vikings have the NFC North title pretty much wrapped up. They are now in the running for a round one play-off bye, and they could even end up as the postseason number one seed should the Eagles slip up.
Whilst the competition is fierce, most football analysts and sports betting operators like Unibet, all believe The Vikings have a great chance at being the NFC Super Bowl representative. Furthermore, with the form that Case Keenum is in, you wouldn’t back against them not only getting there; but having a chance of winning it too. For many people, The Vikings had everything needed to be a real contender, but after injuries to both Bradford and Bridgewater, success seemed extremely unlikely.
Now, with Keenum’s magnificent form combined with a great coach in Mike Zimmer, the team looks strong with a potent offensive line, effective wide receivers in Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs, plus a strong defense, The Vikings certainly look the real deal. Zimmer may have been tempted to reintroduce Bridgewater on his return to fitness, in an attempt to seal the deal in terms of the championship; but Keenum is simply playing too well to be dropped. He’s thriving right now and it’s great to see, especially for a man many had written off.
You could even say that it’s Bridgewater’s presence which is continuing to drive Keenum on to perform; as he looks to keep his place in the team. But while the quarterback keeps performing and while he’s being mentioned amongst the likes of Tom Brady and Carson Wentz, you just can’t imagine a scenario where Zimmer turns to Bridgewater and welcomes him back into the team. The Vikings are flying and it’s easy to see why and Keenum could be the man to drive them on to further success this campaign.
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