Has anyone even looked at the opponents Minnesota has won against
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The wins over the opponents they've beaten doesn't impress me AT ALL. The Lions almost edged out a win over them Thursday and the Steelers beat them soundly.
Minnesota is good because they are well coached. Zampese is the equilvalent of NFL royalty. We on the other hand, are infinitely MORE talented. They would kill for a Julio Jones. Tevin Coleman would easily start for them as would Ryan and half of our defense. We can and WILL beat Minnesota. What we must gaurd against....is beating ourselves! No turnovers and no stupid penalties and Minnesota is a cakewalk!
The Vikings are a very good team. Don't kid yourself and think for one moment that the Viking's record is a product of a poor schedule. This game is going to be tough for the Falcons, because the Vikings play solid defense, and they have playmakers on offense.
Pretty sure they are going to kill us, we let weak teams back into the game when we take a big lead and we are not capable of coming back from a big lead.
A fairly complete team like the Vikings will dismantle us. I think this will be worse than the Pats game.
Vikings vs. Falcons: QBs Beware
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**There are some interesting images on that first post.Many of us are concerned about our OL vs. their front seven. I think if you look at each individual matchup, our DL vs. their OL may be even a greater mismatch. This game should be a great test of our new OC. What will he do scheme wise to deal with the Vikes front 7? Screen passes would be normal, but we've been a disaster with those the last two weeks (so close, yet not quite on a number of them).
I'm not going to argue the merits of PFF grades here. Take the graphics for what they are worth to you.
Everson Griffin is going to be a problem. Jake has to handle him and if he does the offense can absolutely be rolling.
I hope and pray that they trust Xavier Rhodes enough to put him 1x1 with Julio. Zimmer has the type of attitude to tell let that happen as well.
Who knew the Vikings LG and C was just as bad as Wes though?
I see Kendricks rated at a 41.8. Woo, boy, I thought he was playing better than that. In fact, I thought they had one of the better linebacking corps. around. Looks like Barr's the only one putting in work; which he does flash when I have seen them play.
I'm not entirely sold on Case Keenum. Suddenly out of nowhere a light flips on and he is a top QB. Bradford also got off to a good start this year, so something is afoot in Minny. I'm not saying Keenum can't be a good QB, I just don't get how he went from terribly average to suddenly one of the better QBs in the league.
When you look at his record this season he has two losses, Pittsburgh and Detroit. In both those loses he had pretty bad games, completing less than 55% of his passes and being sacked twice in both. In both those games the Vikings struggled to run the ball and turned the ball over a combined 4 times. The one key is Pittsburgh took away the big plays by keeping his yards per attempt to under 5 yards. Detroit just seemed to out muscle them. Both these games were early in the year, though. A lot has changed since and the they are playing a lot better than then.
I think disrupting Keenum is the key to this game. He hasn't seen a lot of pressure this year. Getting after him would be huge to knock him off his rhythm. He's having a great year, but he isn't Tom Brady.