Around the league – Recapping Cleveland v Titans, Detroit, Green Bay / Chicago, Antonio Brown Saga, Miami’s quest to Tank for Tua, Seahawks struggles against the Bengals, and the Colts still rolling behind Jacoby Brissett.
Vikings Defense – Anothony Barr makes an immediate impact. Anthony Harris comes out of the gate strong. Rhodes Closed for Julio Jones. Mack Alexander dislocates elbow – Status unknown. Defensive Line dominated the game with stellar games from Danille Hunter and Everson Griffen. Penalties a small downside in an otherwise impressive defensive performance.
Vikings Special Teams – Kicking solid – Dan Bailey 4/4 on XPs. Blocked Punt by Eric Wilson – First since 2014. Coverage teams solid.
Vikings Offense – Run blocking was spectacular, lead to a grinding game from Minnesota. Brian O’neill didn’t skip a beat, and had a solid all-around game. Garrett Bradbury had a less than stellar outing, but held his ground decently in the run game. Dalvin Cook makes fast players look… not fast. Play-action roll-outs from Kirk Cousins helped mask relatively poor pass-blocking. Diggs able to have a lighter workload and rest for GB. Alexander Mattison solid in his debut, C.J. Ham great all-around game.
GB Preview – Pressure v. Pressure – Can we limit GB’s passrush enough? Kirk Cousins will need to throw more than 10 times, and Thielen and Diggs should have good matchups. Predictions.
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