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Daily Norseman FanPulse: The pulse remains the same

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NFL: Denver Broncos at Minnesota Vikings David Berding-USA TODAY Sports

We’ve just gotten the results of our latest Daily Norseman FanPulse poll as we power our way through the bye week, and things haven’t changed in the eyes of Minnesota Vikings fans despite Sunday’s thrilling victory.

No, seriously, they haven’t changed even a little bit.

Going into last week’s game, 71% of our respondents said that they were confident in the direction that the Vikings were heading in. After Sunday’s crazy comeback win over the Denver Broncos, that number has stayed right at 71%.

I can understand that, I guess. I know that not everyone was impressed with the Vikings having to come back against a team that they were a double-digit favorite against. Still, in the NFL, wins are wins, and after a miserable first half, the second half was a hell of a lot of fun to watch. But that’s where things sit right now.

Our national question this week had to do with quarterbacks, specifically which of a group of five choices would be the best quarterback five years from now.

Patrick Mahomes pretty much obliterated the field in this one, garnering more votes than the other four quarterbacks combined. I think it’s pretty great that there are some people that think that Tom Brady, presumably in cybertronic form or something, will be on top of the league in five years.

Personally, I voted for Lamar Jackson, but he finished waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay behind Mahomes. I suppose that makes sense. After all, Mahomes is the reigning MVP, though he’s had injury issues this year, and is still only in his third year in the NFL.

Those are your FanPulse results for this week, folks. It will be interesting to see how the bye week affects perceptions of the Vikings when we get to next week’s poll, I think.