Matt and Nick are back to dive deep into the Vikings’ win against the Dolphins.
Week 6 Review
Another fraudulent win — Vikings 5-1 despite being 13th in offensive EPA/play, 13th in defensive EPA/play and 17th in DVOAOffense3 and out on 10 (!) of 15 total drives Dalvin averaging less than 2 ypc until the 53-yarder Kirk largely not able to take advantage of aggressive blitzing Dolphins blitzed on 55% (!) of drop backs Kirk under pressure on 42.4% of drop backs Ingram and Bradbury struggled one-on-one Pass pro miscommunications Dolphins defense: WRs not separating But a few explosives make up for inconsistency: switch to 21p play action for 1st TD drive, 47-yarder to JJ on wheel route, Dalvin Run DefenseDL feasting: pressure on 24/55 (44%) of drop backs, largely with dropping 7 (only blitzed teddy twice)Z (11 pressures, 2 sacks), Hunter (6 pressures, 1 sack), Patrick Jones (2 sacks, 4 total pressures), big Dalvin P2’s best game in years: 1 INT, 3 PBUs, gave up 3 catches and 2 were contested and one was in the flat on 1st and 20 Sully struggling vs Tyreek Special Teams73 yard punt Metellus and Asamoah force stop on punt fake on 4th and 1 Reagor with a 25-yard return Tape TalkVikings suck at communication protections. Miami keyed off the half slide with double mugs How Miami’s fronts and blitzes stopped Dalvin and kept Kirk under wraps How Z and Hunter racked up 17 pressures — bull rush, arm over, etc. Bye Week Priorities Matt Fries @friesfootball
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