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    Computer Simulation has Vikings winning the NFC North

    [size=10pt]WhatIfSports.com NFC North Preview[/size]

    Minnesota Vikings (11-5)
    In 2008, they may not be as good as historically great defenses such as that of the 1985 Bears or 2000 Ravens, the Vikings figure to have the best defense in the NFL. Jared Allen is the perfect addition to this team. He should benefit by a strong interior defense (and vice versa). The expected wins keep creeping higher despite the questions at quarterback, but whomever the Vikings ultimately settle on as the answer to those questions could mean plus or minus a few wins. The Vikings average 25.3 points per game (#9 in the NFL) and allow 18.1 points (#1) against a schedule featuring seven games against 2007 playoff teams.


    Most Significant Newcomer: Jared Allen, DE - This is just the second topic,and we have already talked about how much Allen can mean to this team. In 2007, the Vikings gave up just 3.1 yards-per-carry on the ground, but were sometimes susceptible to big plays in the passing game and finished near the middle of the league in passing yards-per-attempt and sacks. Allen will help the latter two relative weaknesses without hurting the rushing defense. Playing in all 16 games, the simulated season has Allen with 76 tackles and a league-best 18 sacks.

    Biggest Strength: Defense - Have we told you it is the best in the league yet? With the addition of Allen and the maturation of young players Brian Robison, Cedric Griffn, Marcus McCauley and Chad Greenway, Minnesota is not just a run-stuffing, strong-up-the-middle team. The Vikings have great talent at every defensive position. Everyone knows about what Pat and Kevin Williams, E.J. Henderson and Darren Sharper mean to this team, but bringing in veteran free safety Madieu Williams and drafting Tyrell Johnson were great moves to offset off-season losses to the position. And we still have not even mentioned Adrian Peterson and the offensive line...

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    Re: Computer Simulation has Vikings winning the NFC North

    Very interesting read.

    I got a Fox Fantasy/Scout mag in the mail the other day and they have us going 13-3.
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    Re: Computer Simulation has Vikings winning the NFC North

    Ill take 2-14 if we sweep the Pack.. haha


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    Re: Computer Simulation has Vikings winning the NFC North

    It's amazing what they can do on Madden these days

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    Re: Computer Simulation has Vikings winning the NFC North

    AI is a great thing... but human error/intuition will decide more outcomes then who's got better stats.


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    Re: Computer Simulation has Vikings winning the NFC North

    Interesting read... anyone else notice that the Sim had TJack putting up the best stats of any QB in the division?
    Granted, not stellar stats, but the sort of game management stats we need to go deep in the playoffs.
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    Re: Computer Simulation has Vikings winning the NFC North

    They predict Allen to lead the league with 18 sacks!
    And the Vikes are #1 in defense and #9 in offense.
    Wow!

    That's it, I need to book those plane tickets to Tampa...
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    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

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    Re: Computer Simulation has Vikings winning the NFC North

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    They predict Allen to lead the league with 18 sacks!
    And the Vikes are #1 in defense and #9 in offense.
    Wow!

    That's it, I need to book those plane tickets to Tampa...
    You picked the wrong year to win the right to buy superbowl tickets.

    By the way, how do I get in that drawing for this year?

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    Re: Computer Simulation has Vikings winning the NFC North

    "josdin00" wrote:
    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    They predict Allen to lead the league with 18 sacks!
    And the Vikes are #1 in defense and #9 in offense.
    Wow!

    That's it, I need to book those plane tickets to Tampa...
    You picked the wrong year to win the right to buy superbowl tickets.

    By the way, how do I get in that drawing for this year?
    I am still hoping I win again.

    Unfortunately, the entry deadline for this year has passed.
    Entries had to be in between Feb 1 and June 1.
    I posted it a couple of times here.
    http://www.purplepride.org/forums/index.php?topic=42117.0
    Zeus wrote:
    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

    =Z=

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    Re: Computer Simulation has Vikings winning the NFC North

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    "josdin00" wrote:
    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    They predict Allen to lead the league with 18 sacks!
    And the Vikes are #1 in defense and #9 in offense.
    Wow!

    That's it, I need to book those plane tickets to Tampa...
    You picked the wrong year to win the right to buy superbowl tickets.

    By the way, how do I get in that drawing for this year?
    I am still hoping I win again.

    Unfortunately, the entry deadline for this year has passed.
    Entries had to be in between Feb 1 and June 1.
    I posted it a couple of times here.
    http://www.purplepride.org/forums/index.php?topic=42117.0








    I hoe you win again also Nodak,





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