The sweetness of a 5-0 start for the Vikings was quickly forgotten when the 2016 season was soured by bitter losses en route to an 8-8 finish.
It’s a lingering bad taste that’s hard to wash away, but hopefully the process has already begun with free agency and the draft around the corner.
Be reminded, though, that 2016 wasn’t all bad. In fact, there were a few double-take highlights; the kind that kept hope alive even as the outcome grew more bleak.
NFL.com put together the Vikings’ top 10 plays of 2016 that should give you a jolt of positivity with the official league calendar year making the flip on March 9.
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Sure, there are a lot of questions to be answered. For starters, what becomes of Adrian Peterson? And how will the Vikings go about fixing their offensive line, specifically the left tackle position? But for now, take a moment to remember a few good moments from the year we’re leaving behind.