The Minnesota Vikings didn’t have many national pundits convinced of their status as a contender until last Sunday.

The Vikings’ 33-30 overtime victory over the preseason Super Bowl favorite Buffalo Bills on November 13 put Minnesota on the map.

And now, Vikings loyalists are sounding off.

Hall of Fame wide receiver Cris Carter sent the league a strong message following the team’s win.

Cris Carter Tells NFL World to Shut Up After Vikings’ Win Over Bills

Following the Vikings’ gutty win over the Bills, Carter, who has a career as a broadcaster after a 16-year playing career, didn’t mince his words on social media.

“Hey football world @Vikings finally get their signature win. Shut up now,” Carter tweeted.

Hey football world @Vikings finally get their signature win . Shut up now.

— Cris Carter (@criscarter80) November 13, 2022

Carter’s point is one that’s needed addressing for weeks. The Vikings, who fell flat in a loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on primetime in Week 2 have since won seven games straight — but many of those games have been met with asterisks.

Vikings Finally Find Signature Win Over Bills

It was first a string of games that came down to final play against lesser teams like the Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions and New Orleans Saints. Then it was beating a Miami Dolphins team that was missing its starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.

But since the bye week, the Vikings are playing with some of the league’s more well-respected teams, notching single-possession wins over the Arizona Cardinals, a Washington team that just upset the previously undefeated Eagles, and finally, upsetting the Bills on the road.

No game this season has come in convincing fashion. Minnesota has struggled to show consistency this season, yet they’ve become the team nobody wants to face this team in the fourth quarter.

That’s a 180-degree transformation from last year’s team that seemed to invent new ways to allow their opponents to score inside the two-minute mark of each half.

“The Vikings allowed 93 points in the final two minutes before halftimes this season and an NFL-record (since the 1970 merger) 128 points inside all 2-minute warnings — which has a direct correlation to winning and losing football games,” Craig Peters wrote of the 2021 Vikings.

The 2022 Vikings instead are riding any spark of momentum when they can conjure it. …read more



Vikings’ Cris Carter Sends NFL Strong Message: ‘Shut Up Now’

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