NFC: Ranking the top 10 teams for 2015

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Aug 15, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) passes against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first quarter in a preseason NFL football game at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

8) Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings are a much improved team heading into 2015. The Vikings have been without a top tier quarterback since Bret Favre left Green Bay for Minnesota and will have arguably the best running back in the game back in purple and gold. Teddy Bridgewater just may have been the steal of the draft in 2014. Bridgewater was drafted with the first pick in the second round out of Louisville and has quickly turned the Vikings into a very balanced team.

Adrian Peterson is back with vengeance and with a large chip on his shoulder after what was a world-wind in 2014. But, it isn’t just the offense that has got the Vikings clicking on all cylinders. Minnetosta will be lead by veteran Chad Greenway, and one of the best secondaries in the NFL. Rookie corner back Trey Waynes will line up opposite of Xavier Rhodes and plan to wreak havoc on the NFC North in 2015.