OK, here we are.
Week 8 approaching and we are sitting in last place in the NFC North with a 2-4 record.
Oh the horror.
Oh the humanity.
Our season is over.
We will never get the new stadium.
The team is moving...
Before we start selling all of our purple, I think some of us (myself included) need a little history lesson.
Let's play a game called "Where were we in week 8?"
||Record going into wk 8
The fact is the first six games are not a very good indicator as to how the rest of the season will play out.
Three times in the past five years we have started out strong just to falter in the last ten games.
Once we started out badly and went on a 7-3 winning streak, just barely missing the playoffs.
Only once, in 2002, did we finish the season the same way we started it.
So it is silly to start planning out playoff dates if we are 4-2, and it is just as silly to start anticipating draft picks when we are 2-4.
This is not limited to the Vikings either.
The Cowboys were 3-3 at this time last year, and made the playoffs.
The panthers were 4-2 and missed them.
It happens every year.
Some teams will start out hot and falter, and some teams will start off cold and rally.
I am not trying to say that I expect us to rip off a winning streak.
But I am saying that it isn't over yet.
And we are so very close to being a very good team.
There is a lot of football left to be played this year, so don't give up the faith quite yet.