Hello Horners! Join me and Ted as we break down what we saw and felt watching the Minnesota Vikings defeat the New York Jets. Unfortunately, Drew was not able to be with us this evening due to technical issues. He was muttering something about Chinese hackers at the end of the game messing with his computer.
In this episode of “In The Raw” we discussed the tag teaming effort it took by the Vikings to overcome injuries and weather conditions in the New Jersey swamp that is Met Life Stadium. Everson Griffin being out [hopefully not for long], Stephen Weatherly filling in so that Danielle Hunter can move over to the left side and continue his streak of a sack in every game this season. It was questionable whether he got a full sack today or just 1/2 sack, but it was a sack. A good part of that was what Sheldon Richardson was doing to cause havoc in the pocket. Then take Tom Johnson in for the injured Linval Joseph, and making his presence felt. That whole defensive front four was an exhibit for how you can tag team in when needed. Not to be left out, the defensive secondary took some hits as well and we saw Xavior Rhodes leave the game with some sort of ankle issue. In came Holton Hill [“Cypress”] and promptly snapped up his first interception of his NFL career.
Speaking of streaks, Adam Thielen continued his with his seventh game of the season catching over 100 yards. He has now tied Charley Hennigan of the 1961 Houston Oilers, when it was an old AFL team, for consecutive games with 100 yards or more to open a season. Aldrick Robinson and Brandon Zylstra also got in on the tag teaming with Robinson catching his 4th touchdown of the season and Brandon getting his first NFL catch.
In what was a windy day that caused problems both in the passing and kicking games, good game planning and execution [for enough of the game] held out, in the Vikings 20 point victory. A first time ever for this organization to beat the Jets on their home field. It was truly an exhibition on the importance to be able to tag team with players and game plan on both sides of the ball. Ted and I enjoyed laughing and talking about the game and mixing in a few stories of old. Not quite the exhibition the Vikings put on, but humorous and fun to watch. Join us, and tell us what to think.
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