Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 9/26/12
The Vikings find themselves in a first place tie with the Chicago Bears after three weeks of football, and it's to everyone’s surprise.It is a role reversal from last year-- the two former playoff teams now at the bottom and the two teams who missed the cut at the top. While everyone can argue the Packers should also be 2-1, they are not, and a game like the one we all watched on Monday night can disrupt a team’s feng shui both on and off the field, and impact an entire season.The Vikings will be playing their first divisional game Week 4 against the Detroit Lions, and then they won’t face another NFC North foe until the Detroit rematch Week 10.The key to a Vikings win is a balanced offensive attack and a defensive that can stop whichever Detroit quarterback will be playing. With Stafford possibly being sidelined with a leg injury, Detroit will rely on Shaun Hill to call the plays under center. This could work out in Minnesota’s favor because a weakened passing game will allow them ...
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