Looking into the Vikings' off-season halfway through the regular season

It's never too early to start looking into the NFL off-season. That's especially true with the Minnesota Vikings. At 2-6, many fans and analysts alike are trying to figure how quickly the Vikings can turn things around. These prognosticators are looking ahead to free-agency and the draft.
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It's never too early to start looking into the NFL off-season. That's especially true with the Minnesota Vikings. At 2-6, many fans and analysts alike are trying to figure how quickly the Vikings can turn things around. These prognosticators are looking ahead to free-agency and the draft.

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