Minnesota Vikings
To win the NFC North, they're going with a Chicago Bears philosophy (defense and ground-oriented offense) enhanced by a far superior Adrian Peterson model. A defense that stuffed the run last season could be much better against the pass if newcomer Jared Allen pressures quarterbacks into success for the Viking corners. Minnesota's grinder offense will require reasonable playmaking from youngsters Tarvaris Jackson and Sidney Rice; Rice will be teaming with Bernard Berrian, whose recent title as the best wide receiver in Chicago was just slightly less impressive than being named valedictorian of summer school. The schedule is no hayride, either.

The bolded part is funny. Sad and true but funny.