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Climbing The Pocket: Episode 168 [Vikings vs Falcons Preview Show]

Myles Gorham, Yinka Ayinde, and Jordan Reid join Jayson Brown to preview the Vikings’ Week One matchup vs the Atlanta Falcons.

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Myles Gorham, Yinka Ayinde, and Jordan Reid join Jayson Brown to preview the Vikings’ Week One matchup vs the Atlanta Falcons.

In this episode:

Should we be worried about the weapons on Atlanta not named Julio Jones?

Calvin Ridley - secret weapon?

Mohamed Sanu is underrated

Defensive playmakers are back - Keanu Neal, Ricardo Allen, Deion Jones

Isaiah Oliver

Damontae Kazee

How can you exploit a fast defense?

  • Misdirection will be key

Should we be worried about Diggs and Thielen’s volume (for fantasy)?

Which matchups make you most nervous heading into this game?

  • Grady Jarrett vs our interior offensive line
  • Kirk Cousins vs the Atlanta secondary

Where do you expect Minnesota to have the biggest advantage?

  • Our defensive line vs the Falcons offensive line

What are your expectations for Kirk Cousins? What do you want to see from him in this game?

Bold Prediction

  • JR - Mike Hughes INT
  • Myles - Defense with 6 sacks
  • Yinka - Defenses scores a TD
  • Jayson - Diggs and Thielen each post 100 yards receiving

Score Prediction

  • JR - 24 - 17 Vikings
  • Myles - 27 - 23 Vikings
  • Yinka - 24-16 - Falcons
  • Jayson - 24 -21 Vikings

Listen to yesterday’s pod with DW from The Falcoholic here.

Upcoming Projections

New co-host for JR’s pod on Bluewire

Fantasy pod is simmering

Look for Yinka on Boothcast