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This is Episode 146 of VikesNow, a YouTube channel devoted to everyday Minnesota Vikings investigation. This episode examines the Vikings strengths by way of Week 7.
Specially, penalties, turnovers, and the offensive line, between other items, are talked about.
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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 rush, arguably for the first time in 2022. The Vikings offense, on the other hand, was extremely dry for considerably of the 1st 50 percent but uncovered strategies to build just adequate huge performs to get the video game.
Broad receiver Justin Jefferson recorded 6 catches, 107 obtaining yards, and no touchdowns in a video game that felt pedestrian for the Vikings playmaker. But which is just the norm now for Jefferson — 107 acquiring yards is “no big deal.” Jefferson also procured a wonderful 2nd-Half reception of 47 yards that aided convert the tide in Week 6.
The Vikings are 3.5-position home favorites versus the Arizona Cardinals in Week 8, who received in Week 7 in excess of the New Orleans Saints, 42-34. Minnesota first experienced a bye 7 days, while, more than enough time to winner a 5-1 begin though prepping for the underachieving Cardinals.
The Environmentally friendly Bay Packers also dropped a third video game in a row in Week 7, sinking Aaron Rodgers’ staff to 3-4, with a bizarre 2.5-recreation deficit in the NFC North to Minnesota. The Vikings are the No. 2 seed in the NFC guiding the Philadelphia Eagles and would host a house playoff video game if the playoffs started off now.
Ed Donatell’s protection carries on to embrace the ultimate bend-do not-crack philosophy, curiously rating 27th in yards permitted but 12th in details permitted. This may possibly just be “the way it is” for the 2022 Vikings protection — spotty all through most games but soaring with victory in its grasp.
A 5-6 file the relaxation of the way would plop the Vikings in the postseason. Of class, winning the division is chosen, but subpar football the relaxation of the way, as a worst-circumstance state of affairs, would web a playoff berth. That’s the perk of a 5-1 get started.
The Cardinals will have DeAndre Hopkins back on the industry when Minnesota hosts Arizona in Week 8. He was earlier suspended in advance of Week 7.
Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the College of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his day-to-day YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back again to 1996. Mentioned responsible pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Product, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doorways (the band).