Good morning Horners! It the day after your Minnesota Vikings took on the Tennessee Titans at US Bank. What did we see? We saw a close game where the Vikings had the lead for a good portion of the game. Then at the end, we saw “chaos” as HC Mike Zimmer said after the game. Did we see improvement? Dalvin Cook set a record for total rushing yards with 181. Justin Jefferson had an absolute breakout game with a 175 yards on 7 receptions and his first TD. What a catch by Kyle Rudolph too! It was a thing of beauty. After a slow start, the offense looked good, up until that last drive to win it. Kirk Cousins was hitting his extremes from dimes to Jefferson and Adam Thielen to not “looking at the rush.” Huh?
The defense even showed life with a pick by Harrison Smith and stopping the Titans short of the end zone time after time. Better play came from Yannick Ngakoue and Ifeadi Odenigbo. Ngakoue even had another forced fumble. On a squad decimated by injuries and having backups playing in many spots, it was an encouraging showing, but the result ultimately was the same. The Vikings now start the season at 0-3, and as Flipmazzi said, that only gives them a 6% chance to make the playoffs. Like Drew, do you see that happening or not? What did you like from the game and what drove you crazy?
It still looks like Vikings fans are in for a a long season. Where do you see the first win? Next week in Houston against the Texans?
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