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In this episode:
Falcons Game Review
What should we take away from this game?
NFL Week 1 PFF ReFocused: Minnesota Vikings 28, Atlanta Falcons 12— PFF MIN Vikings (@PFF_Vikings) September 9, 2019
The Vikings may have rolled over the Falcons but there are still concerns along the offensive line:https://t.co/lmcLZVPfpc pic.twitter.com/Cv5RxS3dky
Offensive Line Struggles
The Minnesota Vikings were the 32nd ranked offensive line in team pass block grade week 1 and will have another tough test against the Packers this week.— PFF MIN Vikings (@PFF_Vikings) September 10, 2019
Sample size or cause for concern?
Grady Jarrett was taking souls
Kirk Cousins was efficient
Run game changes and effectiveness
JDF didn’t run the ball and were bad when we tried
How excited should we be about Kirk Cousins efficient performance?
Games like today are why 4000 yard seasons don’t mean anything https://t.co/BNjevoudOT— Luke Braun (@LukeBraunNFL) September 8, 2019
EPA per pass - 0.82
Which defensive stats should we focus on moving forward?
Xavier Rhodes - target avoidance
Danielle Hunter - pressure rate
Mackensie Alexander injury
Update: An MRI confirmed Mackensie Alexander will not need surgery on his elbow injury, so he's expected to avoid injured reserve. Timetable still TBD, but all in all, good news after a scary injury. https://t.co/Xz0TWJL9IF— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 10, 2019
Priors vs Week 1 performances
Week 1 last year 4 non-playoff teams beat 4 playoff teams
Most teams held serve
Previewing the Packers
Who will Jaire Alexander cover?
Everson Griffen vs David Bakhtiari
Is Aaron Rodgers washed?
Quarterbacks:— new-age analytical (@benbbaldwin) September 10, 2019
--> X-axis: how many passes they completed relative to expected given target depth (similar to Next Gen Stats completion +/-)
--> Y-axis: EPA per play pic.twitter.com/LPkVy1Ed6x
Kirk Cousins will be the quarterback of the best team
Vikings are the runaway favorites to win the NFC North per Eric’s simulation
Should we be worried about age later in the season?
Do RBs hit a wall with more carries?
Nick is writing an article for Vikings Territory
Eric and George are adding another weekly episode to the PFF Forecast