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Recap of the Vikings win over Atlanta

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Mike and Ed break down the Vikings 28-12 win over the Atlanta Falcons

Around the league

Recapping Cleveland v Titans, Detroit, Green Bay / Chicago, Antonio Brown Saga, Miami’s quest to Tank for Tua, Seahawks struggles against the Bengals, and the Colts still rolling behind Jacoby Brissett.

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Vikings Defense

  • Anthony Barr makes an immediate impact.
  • Anthony Harris comes out of the gate strong.
  • Rhodes Closed for Julio Jones.
  • Mackenzie Alexander dislocates elbow - Status unknown.
  • Defensive Line dominated the game with stellar games from Danielle Hunter and Everson Griffen.
  • Penalties a small downside in an otherwise impressive defensive performance.
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Vikings Special Teams

  • Kicking solid - Dan Bailey 4/4 on XPs.
  • Blocked Punt by Eric Wilson - First since 2014.
  • Coverage teams solid.
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Vikings Offense

  • Run blocking was spectacular, lead to a grinding game from Minnesota.
  • Brian O’Neill didn’t skip a beat, and had a solid all-around game.
  • Garrett Bradbury had a less than stellar outing, but held his ground decently in the run game.
  • Dalvin Cook makes fast players look... not fast.
  • Play-action roll-outs from Kirk Cousins helped mask relatively poor pass-blocking.
  • Stefon Diggs able to have a lighter workload and rest for GB.
  • Alexander Mattison solid in his debut.
  • C.J. Ham great all-around game.
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GB Preview

  • Pressure v. Pressure - Can we limit GB’s passrush enough?
  • Kirk Cousins will need to throw more than 10 times, and Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs should have good matchups.
  • Predictions.

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