Vikings Fans Actually Believe the 2021 Team Will Reach the Super Bowl

Jan 11, 2020; Santa Clara, California, USA; A Minnesota Vikings fans holds a sign before the game against the San Francisco 49ers in a NFC Divisional Round playoff football game at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Because the Minnesota Vikings have not yet won a Super Bowl — a dubious distinction for an otherwise successful and winning franchise — cynicism is a popular sentiment. “They always find a way to screw it up” is a prevailing phrase, signifying the dread experienced by Vikings fans when things feel a little too good to be true.

Well, that apprehension must be quiescent in the offseason. In June, enthusiasts of the team evidently exude an unusual amount of optimism because the masses foresee the 2021 Vikings slicing through the NFC — all the way to the #2 seed, just behind the champions Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Fans on Twitter were polled [unscientifically] to determine which NFL teams would reach the postseason and how the playoffs would transpire thereafter.

11,956 responses were recorded over a week’s time, gathering preferences from any person with a Twitter account that was interested.

These are the results:

AFC East Standings:

AFC North Standings:

AFC South Standings:

AFC West Standings:

NFC East Standings:

NFC North Standings:

NFC South Standings:

NFC West Standings:

AFC Wildcard Teams to fill out playoffs:

NFC Wildcard Teams to fill out playoffs:

Final AFC Seeding:

Final NFC Seeding:

Wildcard Round:

Divisional Round:

Conference Championships:

Birdseye View of postseason:

Bookmark this article as it will either be a remarkable gobbet in prognosticating the Vikings first Super Bowl appearance in 44 years — or a freezing cold take.

As of now, fans — for better or worse — believe that general manager Rick Spielman outfitted a roster worthy of February football.