Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/19/12
Before the season began, back when we were still polishing the dust of our crystal balls, did any of us see either the Vikings or the Cardinals having 4-2 records heading into Week 7?Come on now, don’t lie.I admit before the season began I made some jokes about Minnesota in my Fantasy Football team preview. I wish I could take them back. Really, I do.But the fact is the Vikings have shocked and awed people to this point in the season, and we didn’t even know they had it in ‘em.Most analysts had them projected in the basement of the NFC North. Right now they’re wrestling for the Master Suite.Out west, Arizona has done largely the same thing, albeit in much sloppier fashion. A win on Sunday for either team will give them at least a partial lead in their respective divisions. Maybe that’s impressive enough, but I think this win will do so much more.At 5-2, the winning team will have further legitimized their ascension while showing an ability to withstand setbacks. For Minnesota, it’s ...
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