BEARS' OFFSEASON RIVALRY REPORT MINNESOTA VIKINGS
In our third and final look over this weekend at changes the Bears' NFC North rivals have made since the 2015 season ended,Rob Gronkowski Jersey we look at the other big obstacle (besides Green Bay) in the Fox/Pace regime's bid to become a legitimate playoff participant.
Minnesota's strong overall drafts over the past five years,Andrew Luck Jersey combined with the coaching of Mike Zimmer, helped them make the jump most people expected in 2015: a four-win increase to 11-5,Breshad Perriman Jersey and the division title, earning it in a Week 17 win at Lambeau Field.Kyle Long Jersey
Despite the heart-wrenching home playoff loss to Seattle, the Vikes move into their new home with Adrian Peterson predicting a Super Bowl win - a year before the Twin Cities will host the event.Braxton Miller Jersey
Offensive Coordinator Norv Turner had two things on his wish list for the league's 29th-ranked unit (31st passing): a stud wideout, and offensive line help.Roberto Aguayo Jersey Enter former T.F.Michael Oher Jersey South All-Stater Laquon Treadwell, and Boone and Smith in free agency.Bryce Petty Jersey The latter takes over on the right edge, just as he anchored in Cincinnati,Marvin Jones Jr Jersey and Boone figures to set up right next to him to open holes for Peterson and protect Teddy Bridgewater as he enters year three. He was sacked 44 times while only being able to match his rookie total of 14 touchdown passes,Jarvis Landry Jersey albeit protecting the ball better. Struggling former first-round left tackle Matt Kalil rebounded last year.
Treadwell's not a burner, but his size, route-running and hands make up for that