AMERICAN Sports News must be going well as we have already received heckles.
Yours truly was pulled up by a friend who asked where the love was for the Minnesota Vikings.
He had a point, it hasn’t been there from many people.
But now those warriors in purple are finally getting their time in the sun.
They are undefeated, sitting at 5-0, and it is a record not many would have expected.
Impressive third year quarterback Teddy Bridgewater’s season was over before it began due to an ACL tear. Legendary running back Adrian Peterson also only lasted one game before injury cruelled his season.
They rolled the dice on this season, bringing in Eagles incumbent Sam Bradford, who had been looking for trade only weeks earlier.
Injury-riddled himself, Bradford was seen as a risk by the Vikes, however he has been an outstanding acquisition to the purple pride.
The former No.1 draft pick has turned Minnesota into a receiving machine, rather than relying on their running game.
Stefon Diggs has led the charge with 372 yards from 25 receptions (averaging 14.1 yards per reception), while tight end Kyle Rudolph (236 yards from 21 catches), wide receiver Adam Thielen (272 from 20) and kick returner Cordarelle Patterson (209 from seven) have also impressed.
Their defensive unit, however, is tighter than a pair of skinny jeans without having huge star power.
Trae Waynes is on the way to becoming one of the best cornerbacks in the game, while Harrison Smith, Eric Kendricks, Andrew Sendejo and Captain Munnerlyn have a combined 134 tackles. The unit has managed a massive 19 sacks and seven interceptions in just five matches.
This team is not one pushed into the limelight via star power. The Vikings, however, look in sensational form and may just yet be the dark horse in the chase for the 2016/17 NFL Vince Lombardi Trophy.