This is Episode 160 of VikesNow, a YouTube channel devoted to every day Minnesota Vikings examination. This examines storylines for Payments-Vikings.
Specially, the Expenses giveaways, Situation Keenum, and the Vikings offensive line are talked about.
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The Vikings knocked off the Washington Commanders in 7 days 9, 20-17, courtesy of late-recreation heroics authored by Kirk Cousins, the Vikings protection, and Kevin O’Connell’s adept coaching. O’Connell’s men circumvented a 10-place direct in the 4th Quarter at a time when some Vikings fans chalked up the afternoon to “one of people game titles.” And not in a excellent way.
Broad receiver Justin Jefferson recorded 7 catches, 115 receiving yards, and 1 touchdown in a match the place the phenom playmaker also experienced uncharacteristic difficulty with 50-50 balls. Dalvin Prepare dinner fired up an amazing obtaining touchdown to assistance claw the Vikings back again into Week 9.
The Vikings are 3.5-level highway underdogs against the Buffalo Bills in 7 days 10, a group that dropped to the New York Jets last weekend. Josh Allen injured his elbow, and his standing versus Minnesota is severely in question. If he does not engage in, it will develop into the Case Keenum demonstrate. Allen hasn’t practiced this week and is questionable on the last damage report.
The Green Bay Packers also dropped a fifth activity in a row, sinking Aaron Rodgers’ staff to 3-6, with an unholy 4.5-match deficit in the NFC North to Minnesota. The Vikings are the No. 2 seed in the NFC guiding the Philadelphia Eagles and would host a home playoff video game compared to the San Francisco 49ers if the playoffs begun today.
Ed Donatell’s defense executed its most effective video game of 2022, eventually shedding the “bend but don’t break” philosophy. Minnesota’s defensive output was flat-out great in Washington.
A 3-6 record the relaxation of the way would plop the Vikings in the postseason. Of study course, successful the division is chosen, but subpar soccer, as a worst-case situation, would net a playoff berth. That is the perk of a 7-1 begin. The Vikings have a 99% probability of achieving the postseason, for each FiveThirtyEight.
Minnesota will see Stefon Diggs for the initial time as an opponent, though Viking nose tackle Harrison Phillips returns to face his former workforce after leaving in free agency 8 months ago.
Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the College of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his day-to-day YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs each and every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sal Spice. His Viking fandom dates back again to 1996. Mentioned guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).