The Minnesota Vikings face the New Orleans, and some key players could decide the game for the Vikings.
Waynes faces a pivotal third year, and we will see if he can handle full time outside corner duties. He will face Ted Ginn jr. who matches up well with Waynes skillset. Waynes will have to be disciplined on crossing routes and use proper technique to stay in the hip pocket of receivers. Playing too far off his man is something Waynes struggles with, but he has to speed to recording for deeper routes. Waynes will need to be physical off the line and show confidence in his development.
For the most part Mike Remmers has struggled as the Vikings right tackle. He will face Saints defensive end Alex Okafor, and Remmers will be integral to keeping Sam Bradford upright. Remmers has shown to play well in run support, but he needs to improve his pad level on edge rushers. He has allowed too much interior pressure, and needs to solidify the right side.
This selection is a little more obvious, but Dalvin Cook is important to the Vikings having a good game against the Saints. Sam Bradford should not struggle against the Saints poor pass defense. In the event he does, Cook can show why he was the 41st overall pick by having a successful run game. The Vikings were dead last in rushing last season, and having a versatile back will pay dividends for the Vikings this season.