Good morning Horners! A day after the Minnesota Vikings got destroyed by the Atlanta Falcons 40-23 [“and it wasn’t that close”] the post game reaction show still resonates. Now’s your chance to watch it if you missed it live. Kirk Cousins opened the game with a bad throw and interception giving the Falcons a quick start in Vikings territory. For the remainder of the first half, it continued down hill from there.
Matt Ryan played with our young corners all day as his squad posted 40 points on the board. Kirk Cousins went into his pad the stats mode in the second half but don’t let that fool you. This loss started with him solely. Then other choices and calls from the coaching staff just added to it. In the show, we ask is it time to blow it all up? The Vikes have now started 1-5 and have tied the worst starts in franchise history. Will they end up with the worst season? That has yet to be seen, but the last 1-5 start in 2013 drove to Mike Zimmer being hired the next season.
Justin Jefferson seemed to be the only really bright spot of the day absolutely balling out. He had 166 yards on 9 catches and 2 TDs. In his first 6 games he has passed both Stefon Diggs and Randy Moss with total yards caught. That my friends is a pretty good indicator, and so different from the last first round WR Rick Spielman selected.
This was also the first game for second rounder, Ezra Cleveland. What did you think of his performance? Not too bad? Bad, but a good sign for his first game in a position and on a side he never played before against an elite 3T (or close to it) in Grady Jarrett? We’ll see how it goes forward. Cleveland gave up 5 pressures and 1 sack. Hopefully that will improve quickly.
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As always, enjoy the watch and listen! Stay safe, and GO VIKINGS!