Explained: 8 Strengths of the 2022 Vikings thru 6 Games

Explained: 8 Strengths of the 2022 Vikings thru 6 Games
Oct 16, 2022 Miami Gardens, Florida, Usa Minnesota Vikings head mentor Kevin O’Connell. Required Credit: Wealthy Storry-United states of america Now Sports.

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This is Episode 146 of VikesNow, a YouTube channel devoted to every day Minnesota Vikings evaluation. This episode examines the Vikings strengths by way of 7 days 7.

Particularly, penalties, turnovers, and the offensive line, among other goods, are mentioned.

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The Vikings knocked off the Miami Dolphins in 7 days 6, 24-16, courtesy of a Minnesota protection that confirmed up with a ferocious go hurry, arguably for the to start with time in 2022. The Vikings offense, on the other hand, was unbelievably dry for significantly of the 1st Fifty percent but located means to produce just enough large plays to acquire the game.

Bye Week
Miami Dolphins quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) gets sacked by Minnesota Vikings linebacker Za’Darius Smith (55) for the duration of the fourth quarter of an NFL recreation at Tricky Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Oct. 16, 2022.

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Huge receiver Justin Jefferson recorded 6 catches, 107 getting yards, and no touchdowns in a match that felt pedestrian for the Vikings playmaker. But which is just the norm now for Jefferson — 107 receiving yards is “no massive offer.” Jefferson also procured a marvelous 2nd-50 percent reception of 47 yards that served flip the tide in Week 6.

The Vikings are 3.5-level house favorites towards the Arizona Cardinals in 7 days 8, who gained in Week 7 above the New Orleans Saints, 42-34. Minnesota to start with had a bye week, though, enough time to champion a 5-1 start although prepping for the underachieving Cardinals.

The Green Bay Packers also dropped a 3rd sport in a row in Week 7, sinking Aaron Rodgers’ group to 3-4, with a weird 2.5-activity deficit in the NFC North to Minnesota. The Vikings are the No. 2 seed in the NFC behind the Philadelphia Eagles and would host a home playoff game if the playoffs begun these days.

Ed Donatell’s defense continues to embrace the ultimate bend-really do not-crack philosophy, curiously rating 27th in yards authorized but 12th in details authorized. This could possibly just be “the way it is” for the 2022 Vikings protection — spotty through most video games but rising with victory in its grasp.

A 5-6 file the rest of the way would plop the Vikings in the postseason. Of program, profitable the division is favored, but subpar soccer the rest of the way, as a worst-situation state of affairs, would net a playoff berth. Which is the perk of a 5-1 begin.

The Cardinals will have DeAndre Hopkins back on the discipline when Minnesota hosts Arizona in 7 days 8. He was previously suspended before 7 days 7.

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Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the College of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his each day YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs each Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back again to 1996. Shown guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Product, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doorways (the band).