Wednesday, December 04, 2019
Vikings Week 14 Outlook: Thumbs Up
First my thoughts on the Loss at Seattle. What a disastrous 3rd Quarter and start of the fourth. I wonder how the game would have turned out had Rhodes not gotten that unnecessary roughness penalty. The team lost the plot there for a while after that mistake. I am impressed that the Vikes/Cousins fought back as effectively as they did. It's quite astonishing that we actually had a chance to take the lead in the fourth quarter. It's a shame they couldn't finish the job, what a missed opportunity.
I am pretty sure the team is going to be in a surly mood come Sunday at home. The Lions will have the advantage of a long week for them and a short week for us. That shouldn't matter that much. The Lions undrafted rookie QB is starting his second game. I am sure the Lions are going to want to run the ball as much as possible. The Vikes D has to be embarrassed about how many yards they gave up on the ground in Seattle, so good luck with that Detroit. Zimm vs. a rookie QB. This one could get ugly in a good way. I highly doubt the Lions will be able to come in and pull what Denver did. Last week the Lions allowed Trubisky to throw for over 300 yards and 3 touchdowns. But I think the Vikes need to get the running game re-established. Pound the rock boys, SKOL!
(I also think if Dalvin isn't 100% healthy than they should sit him for this one.)