Vikings vs Giants… Good morning Horners! What a great way to start the week! Your Minnesota Vikings traveled to MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands of NJ to defeat soundly the New York Giants 28-10.In a very aggressive play calling day on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball, the Vikes did what they should for the most part, and as Ted said, “scored 28 points the hard way.” Two touchdowns, four field goals, and a safety combined to make the game pleasurable to watch.
Starting with the the offense, Kirk Cousins had a very good day going 22/27 with 2 TD throws and 306 yards, Adam Thielen catching both of those TDs in his 130 yard effort. Dalvin Cook got back into his high production gear again due to the offensive line probably having their best day yet. What a visible difference Josh Kline made after returning from a concussion suffered two weeks ago. He helped lead a good blocking effort that contributed to Cousins only being sacked 3 times [at east one of those holding onto the ball too long], and the running game producing 211 yards. That is 517 yards of O on the day. That wins you ball games.
Pat Shurmur and the Giants did their best and there is hope for the organization where Danny Jones led some impressive field covering drives, but just fell short the Viking defense stiffened near the red zone.The D was led by outstanding performances from Anthony Barr, Danielle Hunter, Eric Kendricks, and Harrison Smith as usual. Even Ifeadi Odenigbo got into the fun getting an impressive sack. It was a good day for just about everyone. Drew was pleased but noted between the 20’s the defense is the definition of “bend but not break.”
Your Good Morning Gjallarhorn host, Dave, Ted and Drew were all smiles. They expect the fanbase to be smiling too after this one. We would wonder if you’re not. If not, why? Tell us what you thought in the comments.
We hope you’re ready for a great Sunday and as always, GO VIKINGS! Like, subscribe, and rate us on your favorite podcast aggregator. Then shout SKOL! As always, enjoy the watch and listen!
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