Minnesota Vikings center Ryan Kalil is the only lineman on the offensive line to be suspended for the entire 2016 season, but the team’s offensive line was still struggling at times last season.
In fact, Kalil had his suspension reduced from four games to one.
Kalil’s suspension was for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy, and it was later overturned by the NFLPA and upheld by the Minnesota Supreme Court.
The Vikings had to do the right thing by Kalil, and they’re about to get their revenge on the franchise that suspended him.
Here are six other key reasons the offensive linemen on the Minnesota Vikings are the biggest underdogs in the NFC.1.
They’re missing some of the best in the league2.
They have the best pass protection in the NFL3.
They are also the most physically imposing4.
They will be the most physical team in the division5.
They were a big reason why they won Super Bowl XLVIIThe Vikings will be without Kalil for the next four games, but they will still have their best pass-blocking line in the game.
In terms of pass protection, the Vikings had the most sacks last season, and the pass protection was the best the team had all season long.
Offensive coordinator Rick Spielman will be hoping to continue to improve the offensive lines play in 2017, and this line will be tasked with stopping the run and stopping the pass.
The line was dominant in 2015, and its been a major reason why the Vikings finished in the top 10 in total yards allowed, yards per carry and passing touchdowns allowed in the regular season.
Offensive linemen on this line are a great example of what the NFL can be when they have the talent and experience to win.2.
It will be a major upgrade from last yearThe line has a lot of new faces on it, but it will still be a strong line that will be able to stop the run.
The offensive line on the Vikings has been a huge problem in recent years, and even though the team made a few roster moves in free agency, they were unable to solve that issue.
The 2016 line, for example, has struggled mightily since the departure of the first-round pick from this season, Taylor Lewan.
With Kalil gone, the team will have to get much better with their pass protection.3.
It should be the best line in footballThe offensive line has been one of the more important pieces in the Vikings success in the past, but in 2017 it’s going to be a key piece of the puzzle.
The team’s defense is going to have to be the key to the team winning, and when the offensive tackles are the best and the best can’t make plays, the defense is not going to score points.
This is a group that has been able to make plays and make plays against elite offensive linemen, and with Kalil back, the line should be able more consistently make big plays.4.
It’ll give the Vikings a chance to win games in big waysThe 2016 offensive line finished fifth in total points allowed, second in yards allowed and fourth in points scored per game, and if the line continues to be as dominant as it was in 2015 and 2016, the Minnesota football team will be an even bigger threat to the Super of next season.
Kalils suspension was a big blow to the line, but if this line can stay healthy and stay physical, they should be a huge part of that.5.
The best team in football isn’t the same team every yearThere are a few teams that have been the biggest surprises of the NFL season, like the Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles.
But the Vikings are one of those teams that has consistently been at the top of the league and is one of many teams that haven’t made it to the playoffs in a decade.
That should change next year.
This team has the best combination of talent and veterans, and I expect this group to be among the most dangerous units in the AFC.6.
The offense is going nowhereThe Vikings are going to need to be better on offense next season, because they’re going to face a lot more adversity in 2017.
Offensive line play will be key in this season’s playoff race, and that will make the Minnesota offensive line a major concern going into the season.
This season is going for the ages in terms of how talented this group is.