</h1> <p class="author">by <a href="/authors/NelsonEric.html">Eric Nelson</a></p> <p>This looks like it could finally be the Vikings' year, After coming within a game of the Super Bowl last season, Minnesota seems poised to make the trip in 1989. And, I think, contrary to their history, they will win the big one this time.</p> <p>Much more should be said about my beloved Vikings but here are my <em>preseason</em> picks:</p> <p>AFC East Champs - Buffalo Bills</p> <p>AFC Central Champs - Cleveland Browns</p> <p>AFC West Champs - Seattle Seahawks</p> <p>AFC Champs - Cleveland Browns</p> <p>NFC East Champs - New York Giants</p> <p>NFC Central Champs - Minnesota Vikings</p> <p>NFC West Champs - San Francisco Forty-Niners</p> <p>NFC Champs - Minnesota Vikings</p> <p>Super Bowl Champs - Minnesota Vikings</p> <div class="author_bio"> <p><img src="/images/authors/eric_nelson.jpg" alt="" class="author_photo" />Eric Nelson is <cite>Pietisten</cite>'s sports prophet.</p> <p>See all articles by <a href="/authors/NelsonEric.html">Eric Nelson</a></p> <div style="clear:both;"></div> </div> </div></td> <td width="240" valign="top"> <div id="sidebar"> <p id="pubInfo">Volume III, Number 3</p> <p id="issueName"><a href="default.html">Fall 1988</a></p> <p id="series">From: <a href="/series/SportProphecy.html">Sport Prophecy</a></p> </div></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" height="1" valign="top"><div id="banner-bottom"></div></td> </tr> </table> </body> </html>