Saints @ Vikings Game Day Discussion Thread -- Week 1

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Re: Saints @ Vikings Game Day Discussion Thread -- Week 1

Post by IrishViking » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:00 am

In the penalty department,

I am happy with the penalty calls against the saints d, that helmet to helmet #### is actually pretty easy to avoid, in the grand scheme of things.

I am annoyed at the roughing the passer call, as far as low blows go, that was about as accidental and non threatening as it can get.

personally, I was pleasantly surprised when the TD was upheld. I thought for sure his reversed hand was gonna cost us.

I almost feel like a Packers fan :lol:
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Post by Pondering Her Percy » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:35 am

J. Kapp 11 wrote:I can't stop watching the highlights on Vikings.com.

It's been so long since we had anything resembling an explosive offense. I honestly don't know how to react except to keep watching like some obsessed 40-year-old hermit living in his mother's basement.
Haha I'm the same way right now. I've watched them at least 10 times between last night and today
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Re: Saints @ Vikings Game Day Discussion Thread -- Week 1

Post by J. Kapp 11 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:36 am

808vikingsfan wrote:Refocused: Minnesota Vikings 29, New Orleans Saints 19(PFF grades)


TOP 5 GRADES:
WR Stefon Diggs, 88.9 overall grade

QB Sam Bradford, 87.4 overall grade

S Harrison Smith, 86.8 overall grade

WR Adam Thielen, 86.8 overall grade

T Riley Reiff, 83.1 overall grade
Good stuff.

Surprised they didn't mention Dalvin Cook or Xavier Rhodes. You didn't hear Rhodes' name mentioned much last night, and that's for a reason. According to Vikings.com, the Saints threw at Rhodes only 3 times last night, completing 2 for 22 yards. Cook's drops probably hurt him, but man he was great otherwise.
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Post by Pondering Her Percy » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:37 am

S197 wrote:Man what a great game to be at! Solid performances all around (except the missed PAT). I had a really nice vantage point and I noticed Treadwell runs routes well, Sam just always looks Diggs and Thielens way. Not complaining just interesting to see, he definitely can contribute more.
Agreed 100%. If you go back and watch the highlights, the long catch Thielen had right before half, Treadwell had his guy burnt on a double move. Would've been a TD if Thielen's route didnt open up so quickly
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Re: Saints @ Vikings Game Day Discussion Thread -- Week 1

Post by halfgiz » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:39 am

VikingPaul73 wrote:Great game!!

I will temper my excitement for the O until they do well against a team with a decent D, but this was still great to watch. Again I will temper my enthusiasm but it definitely looks like a different O than last year. I just hope this team can stay healthy

Why the hate for. Barr???!!! 8 tackles, 3 solo, including a great TFL to stop a drive. I thought he looked good.

I loved watching AD for 10 years but man Cook looks like the real deal. Can't wait to see him get in the EZ. LOVED the blitz pickup early in the game. I could really see AP becoming a distraction for the Saints this season. Game 1 and he already looked really frustrated on the sidelines. 6 carries for 18 yards. He really doesn't fit this offense and he won't be happy with 6 carries per game. This has the potential of being a volatile and an ugly situation

Looking forward to next week against a legit D!!!!!!
Barr had 3 tackles , Waynes was the leading tackler with 9 tackles.
There was 7 players with 3 tackles.
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Post by Pondering Her Percy » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:41 am

Wow Bradford was perfect posting a 158.3 passer rating when he was under pressure
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Post by mansquatch » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:00 am

Awesome game. The Saints D is certainly not the stingiest we'll face this year, but their pass rushers are not awful so there is quite a bit to be excited about. Cameron is a strong player and Remmers held his own against him.

Fun Defensive story line: Saints were the best Red Zone offense last year. We only let them get a TD once and that was in garbage time.

Next week against Steelers will be a good test, but we are luck to get them week 2 when their offense isn't quite in mid-season form .

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Re: Saints @ Vikings Game Day Discussion Thread -- Week 1

Post by PurpleMustReign » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:08 am

It is encouraging that Cook only had two carries of negative yards.
Also, I loved that screen to McKinnon. That's the kind of stuff he needs to do, not just the basic runs.

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Re: Saints @ Vikings Game Day Discussion Thread -- Week 1

Post by J. Kapp 11 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:14 am

Pondering Her Percy wrote:Wow Bradford was perfect posting a 158.3 passer rating when he was under pressure
Interestingly enough, Sam Bradford is NOT up for Fed Ex Air and Ground Player of the Week. Matt Ryan is.

Neither is Dalvin Cook. Leonard Fournette is.

Wonder if they actually wait to see Monday's results.
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Re: Saints @ Vikings Game Day Discussion Thread -- Week 1

Post by IrishViking » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:24 am

I mean 127 yards and no TDs isn't usually gonna get attention for ground player of the week.

That said, I loved Cook, he looked awesome and it was refreshing to just watch someone hit the holes rather than wait wait wait... tfl.
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Post by Pondering Her Percy » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:47 am

J. Kapp 11 wrote: Interestingly enough, Sam Bradford is NOT up for Fed Ex Air and Ground Player of the Week. Matt Ryan is.

Neither is Dalvin Cook. Leonard Fournette is.

Wonder if they actually wait to see Monday's results.
There is no way they wait until Monday I wouldnt think. Ryan threw for 1 TD and nearly lost to the Bears
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Re: Saints @ Vikings Game Day Discussion Thread -- Week 1

Post by ChicagoViking » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:33 pm

VikingPaul73 wrote:Great game!!

I will temper my excitement for the O until they do well against a team with a decent D, but this was still great to watch. Again I will temper my enthusiasm but it definitely looks like a different O than last year. I just hope this team can stay healthy

Why the hate for. Barr???!!! 8 tackles, 3 solo, including a great TFL to stop a drive. I thought he looked good.

I loved watching AD for 10 years but man Cook looks like the real deal. Can't wait to see him get in the EZ. LOVED the blitz pickup early in the game. I could really see AP becoming a distraction for the Saints this season. Game 1 and he already looked really frustrated on the sidelines. 6 carries for 18 yards. He really doesn't fit this offense and he won't be happy with 6 carries per game. This has the potential of being a volatile and an ugly situation

Looking forward to next week against a legit D!!!!!!
Agreed on all points. Was thinking the same thing about AD: not going to be satisfied with 6 carries a game and is unlikely to stay quiet about it. Happy it's not the Vikes' problem.
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Re: Saints @ Vikings Game Day Discussion Thread -- Week 1

Post by ChicagoViking » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:55 pm

PurpleMustReign wrote:It is encouraging that Cook only had two carries of negative yards.
I was looking at this earlier. While it is true that Cook lost yardage only twice, he did have 10 carries where the total gained was 5 yards. Not drawing any conclusions since one of the greatest backs of all time, Barry Sanders, notoriously holds the NFL record for most carries for negative yardage.

Here's how Cook's game breaks down by number of yards per carry:

Negative: 2
No gain: 3
1-2 yards: 5
3-4 yards: 4
5-6 yards: 3
7-9 yards: 1
10-15 yards: 2
15+ yards: 2

Total Yardage:

10 carries for a total of 5 yards = .5 YPC
8 carries for a total of 37 yards = 4.6 YPC
18 carries for a total of 42 yards = 2.3 YPC
4 carries for a total of 85 yards = 20.3 YPC

Cook's carries by number of yards gained in the order they occurred:

1
-1
-1
2
6
0
5
10
7
0
10
1
3
5
32
4
4
3
0
2
1
33
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Re: Saints @ Vikings Game Day Discussion Thread -- Week 1

Post by Maelstrom88 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:05 pm

I would like to see the Vikings lock up Kendricks and Hunter soon.
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Re: Saints @ Vikings Game Day Discussion Thread -- Week 1

Post by Nunin » Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:09 pm

Maelstrom88 wrote:I would like to see the Vikings lock up Kendricks and Hunter soon.
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