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FMF 301 | For The North

@Flipmazzi highlights key players for Week 2: Vikings at Packers

Atlanta Falcons v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Our Minnesota Vikings played a great game against Atlanta in Week 1. But we didn’t see everything we needed to for full buy-in. Week 2 could change all that. They just need to win against Green Bay.

Here’s how the injury report looks: Stefon Diggs is back in full health, but Anthony may have a knee issue. Mackensie Alexander and Pat Elflein both missed Wednesday’s practice. They should be monitored this week. Mike Hughes was limited, which is encouraging.

It’s good to have Brett Jones back and I see early optimism for Irv Smith Jr.

Key players in Week 2:

- Dalvin Cook showed all the promise in Week 1, and he’ll need to factor into the passing game too, with Blake Martinez covering him.

- Kyle Rudolph didn’t do much against Atlanta. Can he win, going against the strong Adrian Amos?

- Anthony Harris flashed again and brings a new element to the Minnesota defense. We can focus on how he plays, battling Green Bay’s Jimmy Graham.

- Trae Waynes quietly had a bad coverage game at US Bank Stadium. Let’s hope Marquez Valdes-Scantling isn’t a problem.

We close with my thoughts on Saints at Rams: The No-Call Rematch.