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, along with Ted and Drew with our postgame reaction of the Minnesota Vikings win over the Super Bowl Champions Philadelphia Eagles. In the 23-21 victory, it looks like the team listened to Drew’s pep talk. In this episode:We discussed some of the clutch play from Captain Kirk Cousins, and receivers Adam Thielen, Stefon Diggs, along with key catches from Kyle Ruldoph. The defense held too, with good play from Stephen Weatherly, Danielle Hunter, and the “Big Goon” Linval Joseph and his 64-yard fumble return. That big belly can move! Speaking of team GMG big bellies, Drew stepped up to and graced us with his written musings on the subject too:“The Vikings running game was damn near anemic again. No Dalvin Cook which hurts for getting chunk yards on the ground. But Latavius Murray did come up with some timely runs on our final drive. Picked up 77 yards on the ground as a team which was still better than last week. Also, Philly was the #1 run defense in football heading into this game so we did it vs a pretty reputable group.We bent, but we didn’t break! The defense finally showed some signs of what made them so good last year. And we kept Carson Wentz off his mark for the most of the game with 21 hurries. Most important, we saw life and fire and intensity from the defense for the 1st time in a month. Gang tackling and hustling to footballs and creating our first 2 turnovers in the last 3 games. Really felt like a game to recharge our batteries and get back into the thick of the division race.” Like, subscribe, and ring that damn bell! Then shout SKOL! As always, enjoy the watch!The show’s theme music is licensed through AudioJungle, the song is Stylish Powerful Energetic Rock.(All rights go to The National Football League Authentic Mike Hughes Jersey
, the Minnesota Vikings, and all their broadcasters. I do not own any of the music and the footage used in this video. No copyright infringement intended. We do not gain any profit from our videos, and they are for entertainment and educational purposes only) “Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.”Football Outsiders: Can the Vikings overcome their offensive line issues? We’re continuing our series of questions with Scott Kacsmar of Football Outsiders, which we’re doing in conjunction with the release of the Football Outsiders Almanac for 2018. Yesterday we asked about the fit of quarterback Kirk Cousins in the Minnesota Vikings’ offense, and today we stay with the offensive side of the ball and focus on what is the weakest spot on the roster, the offensive line.The biggest point of contention this season for the Vikings is going to be the offensive line. They were better in 2017 than they were in 2016, but they still don’t seem to be highly regarded. What are your impressions of the Vikings’ offensive line?See, you guys? Even if the offensive line is awful, the Vikings can still contend for a championship!Actually Youth Anthony Barr Jersey
, before we slam on the panic button too hard, I’m not sure if the Vikings’ offensive line is going to be as bad as some pundits think they will be, and it certainly won’t be nearly as bad as the dumpster fire that we saw in 2016. The level of talent on this year’s offensive line is significantly higher than the 2016 line, quite frankly.While we’ve seen them struggle a bit thus far, I think we can chalk that up to the fact that a lot of players on the line have been out with injuries for much of camp and the first two preseason games. I also tend to think that we haven’t seen a whole lot of what we can expect during the regular season from the play calling of John DeFilippo thus far in the preseason. So, while the Vikings’ offensive line might not be in the top half of the league this season, they certainly aren’t going to be in the sort of abyss they were in during the 2016 season, either.But, as Scott says in his answer, in order for the team to contend with an offensive line like Minnesota’s, they have to be great everywhere else. . .and it’s definitely hard to argue that this team doesn’t fit that description. Will it be enough? I damn sure hope so.We’ll have one more offensive question. . .or, more specifically, question about the offense. . .tomorrow before we toss out a couple of questions about the defense. Once again, you can follow Scott on the Twitters at @FO_ScottKacsmar, and be sure to get yourself a copy of the 2018 Football Outsiders Almanac.