SI says the Vikings will come up short to the Packers, a lot this season

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With the NFL season quickly approaching, Sports Illustrated released its annual NFL preview and Super Bowl prediction. SI does have the Vikings in the playoffs, but it's a bigger fan of the Green Bay Packers.

The magazine mentions four outcomes that will make you cringe as a Vikings fan.

  1. Minnesota will lose its home opener at U.S. Bank to the Packers.
  2. As well as the team's week 16 visit to Green Bay.
  3. Minnesota will finish second overall in the NFC North with Green Bay winning the division.
  4. And the Vikings will be eliminated in the wild-card round by the Packers.

That's a lot of times the Vikes will fall short to their most-hated rival. Sports Illustrated applauds Harrison Smith and Adrian Peterson but doesn't talk much about Teddy Bridgewater's third season in the NFL.

If it's any consolation, they do not believe the Packers will win the Super Bowl, that honor belongs to the Arizona Cardinals who will defeat the Pittsburgh Steels in Houston, TX at Super Bowl 51, according to their experts.

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