You should be aware: This video clip originally appeared on our sister-site PurplePTSD.com.
This is Episode 146 of VikesNow, a YouTube channel devoted to daily Minnesota Vikings investigation. This episode examines the Vikings strengths through 7 days 7.
Specially, penalties, turnovers, and the offensive line, amongst other things, are reviewed.
Electronic mail any suggestions — specifically constructive criticism — to [email protected]
The Vikings knocked off the Miami Dolphins in 7 days 6, 24-16, courtesy of a Minnesota defense that showed up with a ferocious go hurry, arguably for the initially time in 2022. The Vikings offense, on the other hand, was incredibly dry for a great deal of the 1st 50 % but uncovered techniques to build just adequate massive plays to acquire the game.
Extensive receiver Justin Jefferson recorded 6 catches, 107 obtaining yards, and no touchdowns in a sport that felt pedestrian for the Vikings playmaker. But which is just the norm now for Jefferson — 107 obtaining yards is “no huge offer.” Jefferson also procured a marvelous 2nd-50 percent reception of 47 yards that assisted turn the tide in Week 6.
The Vikings are 3.5-issue residence favorites towards the Arizona Cardinals in 7 days 8, who won in Week 7 in excess of the New Orleans Saints, 42-34. Minnesota initially had a bye 7 days, although, plenty of time to winner a 5-1 start out whilst prepping for the underachieving Cardinals.
The Eco-friendly Bay Packers also dropped a third video game in a row in 7 days 7, sinking Aaron Rodgers’ group to 3-4, with a strange 2.5-recreation deficit in the NFC North to Minnesota. The Vikings are the No. 2 seed in the NFC driving the Philadelphia Eagles and would host a residence playoff recreation if the playoffs started out today.
Ed Donatell’s protection carries on to embrace the final bend-really do not-crack philosophy, curiously ranking 27th in yards permitted but 12th in points allowed. This could possibly just be “the way it is” for the 2022 Vikings protection — spotty all over most games but mounting with victory in its grasp.
A 5-6 history the relaxation of the way would plop the Vikings in the postseason. Of class, successful the division is desired, but subpar football the relaxation of the way, as a worst-circumstance scenario, would internet a playoff berth. Which is the perk of a 5-1 start.
The Cardinals will have DeAndre Hopkins back on the discipline when Minnesota hosts Arizona in Week 8. He was beforehand suspended prior to Week 7.
Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the College of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his each day YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every single Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Shown guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Product, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doorways (the band).