The NFL is down to one unbeaten team and, just as everyone expected after Adrian Peterson and Teddy Bridgewater were injured, it’s the Minnesota Vikings.
Seriously? Yes, somehow, despite losing the 2012 MVP for at least several weeks and a starting quarterback for the entire season, not to mention putting their best offensive lineman (Matt Kalil) on injured reserve and missing their best receiver (Stefon Diggs) this week, Minnesota is 5-0 as it heads into its bye.
“That’s been the greatest thing about this team so far — just its resiliency,” quarterback Sam Bradford said. “We’ve overcome a lot of hurdles, some adversity early in the year. … We’ve had a lot of guys answer the call.”
And so the Vikings are atop the NFL with the season roughly a third of the way through.
Not the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos, who absorbed their first loss Sunday.