But Pat Williams is pretty confident this is the year (USA Today).
The Vikes last won a division title in 2000, which was also the last time they won more than nine games.
But each year, I sincerely believe this is the year. Not just to win the division, but to win the Super Bowl. And why not? My optimism isn't hurting anything: it has zero impact on the team's performance, and a positive impact on my emotional experience with the team (if I started the season as a pessimist, would I really have more enjoyment during each game? Would my emotional state after each win and loss be that different?). And so another Viking season begins, with me hoping and believing that this could be the year they redeem the history of the franchise with a Super Bowl win.