The Vikings 30-23 victory over the Green Bay Packers improved their record to 4-0, giving them their best start since 2003, when the Purple began the season with 6 straight wins.
There are currently 5 teams with perfect 4-0 records in the NFL – Denver, Indianapolis, Minnesota, New Orleans and the NY Giants. Being in limited and select company, as the Vikings are by being 5-0 with just 4 other teams, will increase the team’s profile and create heightened expectations.
But you’ll be hard-pressed to get Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress to buy into the hype.
“Based on record you’d say, ‘Yeah’,” Childress said when asked if his team was one of the league’s best. “But there’s too much football (remaining).”
Childress simply pointed out his own team from last year in illustrating the point that champions aren’t crowned in September and that there is still a way to go this season.
“There are teams that ascend, descend; we were 1-3 last year at this time and made the playoffs, so I don’t have any illusions about that,” Childress explained. “You’ve got to get it on the field week-to-week and this week we’ve got to get it on the field in a short week.”
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