Could The Vikings Be Set To Win Their First Ever Super Bowl?

Aubrey Yates
January 13, 2018

The 1984 San Francisco 49ers won Super Bowl XIX playing at nearby Stanford Stadium, but that was not the Niners' home stadium. We are now in that season as the Wild Card games are scheduled to be played later today (1/6/18). The Rams and Chiefs were both upset as solid home favorites. The NFL may have to prepare for some around-the-clock work in getting the stadium set for the Super Bowl regardless of who is playing in the game.

The NFC Divisional round of the NFL Playoffs is upon us.

In the AFC, with a healthy Pittsburgh Steelers team, Arians expects them to make the big game, but believes Atlanta will be victorious. The Falcons were without him last season in the Super Bowl, but will be able to count on him this post-season.

The NFL has staged 51 Super Bowls, and until this year, the host team never had a home game even in the divisional round of the playoffs. The Titans don't appear to be almost the threat to New England that the Chiefs would have been. As a result, the Eagles are the sixth choice when it comes to winning the Super Bowl.

Maybe the most interesting matchup takes place in Minneapolis, where the New Orleans Saints visit the Minnesota Vikings.

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As reported by , the Vikings are running a "Bring it Home" campaign that is sure to get the most out of every fan and the city.

Before any of this becomes relevant, however, the Vikings first must find a way past Drew Brees, Alvin Kamara, Mark Ingram and the New Orleans Saints this weekend. If they succeed in winning in both the quarterfinals and the semifinals, they can face the AFC victor at their home turf at the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

The Pittsburgh Steelers are the AFC's No. 2 seed and +500 on the Super Bowl futures. That's also a regular-season rematch. The Jaguars dominated the first meeting in Week 5, beating the Steelers 30-9 as the defense picked off Ben Roethlisberger five times. On Sunday, we will see which team in this coin flip heads to the NFC championship game. The Eagles lost star quarterback Carson Wentz to a season-ending Week 14 ACL injury and that has dramatically changed oddsmakers' view of them. However, the Falcons had some early struggles at the beginning of the season, which lead to some doubts about the Falcons being Super Bowl contenders.

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