The following queries are about latest Minnesota Vikings subjects, answered by PurplePTSD. Nowadays is the September 19th edition, dealt with in a from-the-hip fashion. If you have questions, you should e-mail them to DustinBakerNFL@gmail.com.
Also, you should notice: These are view-based responses. Some responses will be incorrect from time to time. But we’ll attempt to continue to keep that to a least.
Q: Decide 1 Viking who you’d take into account the gamebreaker tonight?
A: Properly, we’ll select two.
Give us a Greg Joseph with game-modifying kicks at Philadelphia. The sport need to be shut, meaning Joseph’s transactions will be even far more important. He proved in Week 1 that he has the boot to hit from distance.
And on protection, Dalvin Tomlinson have to have a large-profile sport if the Vikings are to stifle the Eagles rushing aspirations. Tomlinson done well from the Green Bay Packers last weekend, and we foresee an adept stick to-up.
Q: Do you feel Justin Fields ever figures it out?
A: No, not to the diploma the planet considered on draft night time 2021.
He flat-out is not quite fantastic, and he doesn’t appear just a “few things” away from putting it all alongside one another. He may perhaps have the ceiling of a Tyrod Taylor sort, exactly where he stays in the league for many years, but no one is fearful of him.
It does not assistance that Bears surrounded him with a wretched offensive line and Dollar Normal broad receivers after Darnell Mooney.
Q: Is it time to choose the Lions critically?
A: It is time to acquire the Lions very seriously with a ceiling of 9-8 or so.
Their offense is rip-roaring — whoodathunkit, appropriate? — even with out Jameson Williams on the subject. They need to be even far better when Williams tries on the offense for size.
On the other hand — there is usually a having said that with the Lions — Detroit’s defense isn’t good. Properly, at least it has not been by means of two games. Certainly, Aidan Hutchinson tallied 3 sacks on Sunday — great for him — but the Lions protection ranks 30th in the NFL per EPA/Play.
A crew with the 3rd-worst protection in the world are unable to be taken significantly. Ergo, it is a 9-8 ceiling for 2022, which is welcome news for Lions devoted.
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 every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Detailed responsible pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doorways (the band).