The next thoughts are about existing Minnesota Vikings matters, answered by PurplePTSD. These days is the September 16th version, tackled in a from-the-hip manner. If you have questions, be sure to electronic mail them to DustinBakerNFL@gmail.com.
Also, please note: These are impression-primarily based responses. Some responses will be incorrect from time to time. But we’ll try to hold that to a minimum amount.
Q: What is your formal prediction for Vikings at Eagles?
A: Remarkably, we picked the Eagles to win by a position.
The writers at VikingsTerritory, who normally cross in excess of to PPTSD, picked Philadelphia by a rating of 25-24. We sense the Eagles potential to run the ball will outlast the Vikings run defense, creating an upside-down bout with time of possession.
We naturally are not guaranteeing an Eagles win, but most of the VikingsTerritory team selected the Eagles in Week 2.
Q: What is the contingency approach if D.J. Wonnum just cannot go on Monday?
A: Effectively, this one particular is a little bit remarkable for the reason that the solution is Patrick Jones and Luiji Vilain — two younger bucks.
Wonnum was certainly constrained at observe on Friday, but he is not necessarily dominated out for Monday. He has an extra working day to recover. Wonnum is not a sport-breaker, nevertheless, he’s a good backup EDGE rusher. The 3rd-12 months defender even registered a sack in Week 1.
We predict Wonnum will engage in. But if he simply cannot go well with up, it should really be remarkable for Vilain and Jones to get a crack at Jalen Hurts.
Q: Was the Vikings offensive line fantastic by the numbers final weekend or just excellent by Vikings standards?
A: According to Professional Football Concentration, the Vikings offensive line functionality ranked 14th-best in the NFL during Week 1. By Minnesota’s standards, that is great.
So, indeed, anything inside of the Best 16 in a supplied week is “better than typical,” and the Vikings nestled in at #14. It was also the very first time this team has played together. The Vikings offensive line, for each PFF, ordinarily ranks in the 20s at the conclusion of a period.
To the shock of no one particular alive, Garrett Bradbury was the weak website link. We shall see how lengthy the Vikings depart him in the starting up lineup. Chris Reed or Austin Schlottmann could see action if Bradbury does not enhance.
Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the College of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his each day YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs each and every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back again to 1996. Stated guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).