NFL 25 Dream Teams that ended up being failures: 19. 2010 Minnesota Vikings
Just one year later, the Minnesota Vikings became one of the biggest disappointments in the NFL. They came off a loss to the eventual Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints in 2009. They were ready to rectify the situation.
The Vikings were expected to be one of the best teams in the NFL. They had Adrian Peterson at the peak of his powers. He was expected to come close to a record-breaking season before the first snap. Brett Favre was back after he turned back the clock the season before. His season ended on a devastating interception, and he wants to make up for that mistake. Percy Harvin is supposed to go into the season as one of the most dynamic weapons in the NFL.
It all went wrong. Like, literally everything. Favre got injured and had to miss games for the first time in his career. The Hall of Famer made a name for himself for never missing games. He was the NFL’s Cal Ripken, and now he was forced to take a week off.
Harvin was dealing with migraines, and it was clear his production suffered as a result. Sidney Rice only played six games on the season. Peterson was still good, but the rest of the offense couldn’t do a lick. The Vikings ended up winning just six games, and just like that, the Brett Favre era of the NFL was over.