The Minnesota Vikings rode a hot streak into the playoffs last season. Will they have to do the same in order to reach the postseason this year?

After starting 2013 with a loss in Detroit, and then a last-second loss to the Bears in Week 2, the Vikings have to work out of an early-season 0-2 hole. What’s the key to turning the tide? Star running back Adrian Peterson joined SiriusXM NFL Radio and addressed the team’s mindset:

Sitting at 0-2 now, the mindset is just to continue to push […] We know that we’re able to do what we want to do as an offense, and just as a team, and we can do that if we be ourselves, so that’s really the mindset right now. Continue to take it one week at a time and take away the things that hurt us, you know, the turnovers, the missed opportunities, and things like that. Start doing the normal things better […] and we’ll be okay. So that’s the vibe I’m getting. Guys are not holding their head down at all. We understand what we need to do and we just need to get it done. It’s simple.

What about the doom and gloom media noise surrounding an 0-2 start?

That’s when the leadership group steps up. The small group that we have. Just keeping our team together and knowing that this is the National Football League. There’s no championships won here in this month, September, so just staying focused and understanding what we need to do, and making sure that those young guys understand that […] leading those guys, you know, and getting back on track. That’s going to be the biggest thing for us.

Movin’ the Chains with Jim Miller and Pat Kirwan airs weekdays from 3 to 7 pm ET on SiriusXM NFL Radio, channel 88. Follow them on Twitter at @SiriusXMNFL and on Facebook.

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