I mainly focus on covering the Green Bay Packers when it comes to the National Football League, and by doing so, I believe that what goes on in the rest of the division is just as important as what goes on with the Packers. Only the Philadelphia Eagles have gone 3-0, as well, and the Vikings have played the far superior schedule. They’ve got a lot of double moves with him. I have Minnesota winning by two touchdowns, 28-14. With an incredible group of linebackers and play-making defensive lineman, they also come in as the fourth best team against the run. This shouldn’t be a surprise, however, and with a bye week coming up, I must offer a public service announcement: Would all fantasy leagues that utilize “Can’t Cut” lists please add the Vikings defense to theirs. The four ahead of him: Tom Brady (138), Peyton Manning (132), Ben Roethlisberger (115) and Drew Brees (114). Manning threw three touchdown passes against the Cowboys, and the Giants scored 27 points last week against Washington. However, that’s when the Vikings will start to take full command of the game.
Q: You know your numbers against them? I’m done listening to you, Helmet Hair.
The Giants will be shorthanded in the secondary as safeties Nat Berhe and Darian Thompson have been ruled out.
Defensive end Brian Robison celebrates his forced fumble against the Green Bay Packers at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota on September 18, 2016. Their front four is terrific and Russell Wilson is hobbled and not playing all that well. Past year he was a victim of safety Harrison Smith, who returned a pass 35-yards for a score in the Vikings 49-17 victory.
On top of having an explosive offense, the Giants’ defense is greatly improved this season.
The Giants may still be No. 1 in Parcells’ heart, but the Bergen County legend has become a fan of the Vikings and their head coach, Mike Zimmer. This is exactly what Minnesota should do when it comes to their defensive game plan against the Giants. The Vikings, led by an unbelievable performance from Everson Griffen (three sacks), sacked Cam Newton an unfathomable eight times and tallied 12 quarterback hits overall.
Cornerbacks Eli Apple and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie were also on Saturday’s injury report, which may more snaps on Monday for cornerback Leon Hall, a 2007 first-round pick by the Bengals who joined the Giants this offseason. We’ve seen Will Tye make touchdowns.
FELDMAN: We need to see improvement from the line.
If this is indeed a Big Three receiver corps, why not feed them the ball more often?
Money can’t buy that particular sort of bling and only two current Minnesota Vikings players have that piece of jewelry in their fashion arsenal – Linval Joseph and Justin Trattou. If Minnesota safeguards Sam Bradford, the Vikings jump to a a surprising 4-0 start. Jet! with space to make plays. Jet! With newcomers Alex Boone at guard and Andre Smith at tackle, the line is still trying to mesh.
“I thought he did pretty well”, Zimmer said. On the plus side, Bradford has developed a nice connection with both receiver Stephon Diggs and tight end Kyle Rudolph.
A bit more than nine months ago, the Vikings cruised past the Giants, 49-17, on a frigid Sunday night in the University of Minnesota’s outdoor stadium.
The Minnesota Vikings’ defense may very well be the best in the NFL. It could be. But it won’t be. Vereen was becoming more than just a third-down back and was the team’s leading rusher after three weeks with 147 yards on 31 carries (4.7 yards per carry).