They're favorites on our own home field. We got our hands full but I like our chances.CharVike wrote: ↑Thu Sep 30, 2021 1:34 pmI meant that towards the fans myself included. I didn't really look that closely at them until this game and was surprised what I found out. They're a good team and if we play with anything but our A game we will be in serious trouble. The last thing you want is to get into one dimensional offense trying to come back. We need to try and flip the table and make them come back. They can be passed on which I was trying to show so we need to try and take advantage of that.VikingLord wrote: ↑Thu Sep 30, 2021 12:03 pm
I wouldn't say that. For example, the power rankings over on ESPN have them as the 6th best team in the league:
https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/322 ... erback-far
By comparison, the Vikings are ranked 20th in that assessment.
I'll give you another example from the pre-game analysis over on Vikings.com.
https://www.vikings.com/video/vikings-b ... fl-network
At the end of that video there is a summary of expert predictions for the game. Out of 10 predictions, only 1 favors the Vikings.
Maybe Vikings fans might be discounting how good the Browns are, but those without a dog in the fight would probably pick the Browns in this one.
Yeah, the ability of the Vikings to limit the Browns running game, especially on 1st and 2nd downs, will be key, as will their ability to limit the RBs and TEs in the passing game as well. The Vikings manage that on defense, I think they win.
This is really a game the Vikings have to win if they're going to be taken seriously by anyone. It's a home game, they're 1-2, and the Browns are pretty universally thought to be a good team and maybe even one of the better teams in the AFC. So if the Vikings want to step up and out and let everyone know they are for real, this is the game to do that.
All you lucky #### going to the game, I hope you bring it like last week. It was so damn loud even watching that game on tv! Appreciate you all!