Good morning Horners! Your Minnesota Vikings went down to play the Houston Texans and pulled out their first victory of the season. Our favorite team showed more improvement in the offense looks to be getting its legs as we had three players with over 100 yards. Dalvin Cook continued with 130 yards on the ground and another 16 via receptions, leading to two touchdowns. Adam Thielen had eight receptions for 114 yards and a touchdown. Justin Jefferson had 103 yards on four beautiful receptions as well. Kirk Cousins continues to play well in October. He was 16 for 22 and had 127.1 rating. This is good to see considering the Vikings defense still struggles with the youngsters and the backups getting so much playing time due to injuries.
Speaking of that defense, we saw Harrison Smith ejected after a hit where it look like he lead with his head. The rule doesn’t have “intent” in it, and the combination of the receiver ducking his head down, even though Hitman wanted to lead with his shoulder, it was clear that helmets hit. That brought in George Iloka who hadn’t played any snaps in over a season and 1/2, and it showed. Word has it though, that Smith will not be suspended and be available for next week’s game at the Seattle Seahawks. The young corners look to be improving but still have a long way to go. The defensive line did get more pressure, but some of that could be attributed to the poor play of the Texans. Hopefully all this improvement continues.
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