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E30: Pocket Protectors [2019 Vikings Season Preview - New York Giants to Washington]

Previewing the second quarter of the season

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In this episode:

Eric Eager and Nick Olson join Jayson Brown to preview the second quarter of the 2019 Vikings Season.

New York Giants

  • Nick is also a doctor
  • Do the Vikings have the Giants number?
  • “The Giants weren’t good last year and they got worse.” Nick Olson
  • Vikings favored by a touchdown on a neutral field
  • Eli was better than Kirk last season?
  • Eli’s YPA was better by half a yard per attempt
  • Eli’s Expected Points per Attempt were also better
  • Vikings should be heavily favored

Philadelphia Eagles

  • Lot of uncertainty in Philadelphia Eagles
  • Carson Wentz was great last season?
  • Run. Run. Pass?
  • Philadelphia Offense is stacked
  • Philadelphia’s pass rush is deep and talented
  • One of the strongest teams in the league
  • Eric likes the home-field advantage to pull Minnesota through
  • Eagles have stacked talent at “less valuable positions”

Detroit Lions

  • Lions are the red-headed stepchild of the division
  • Are people sleeping on the Lions?
  • Invested too heavily in stopping the run
  • Eric is more bullish on Detroit than Nick
  • Is Patricia building something special on defense?
  • Detroit is solid betting pick

Washington Redskins

  • Dwayne Haskins is Kirk Cousins and Sam Bradford’s love child?
  • Washington’s financial situation will hurt Haskins early in his career
  • Mike Zimmer vs rookie quarterback. Advantage - Zimmer.
  • How much did Washington improve this offseason?
  • “This is just not a very good roster.”
  • Jay Gruden is underrated.

Record Predictions

Eric - 3-1

Nick - 3-1