Sunday Night Football Recap
Courtesy of Star Tribune
Turnovers Plague Vikings
Almost 9 months after the Miracle in Minnesota, the Saints were able to get their revenge. The oddest thing was it was in part due to Drew Brees.
Brees threw for only 120 yards, only a yard more than Stefon Diggs had all night as a receiver. The main reason was it just wasn’t needed.
After going down 13-7 early in the second quarter, the Saints defense shut down the Vikings offense. Their next 5 drives ended in two punts, two interceptions (one which was returned for a touchdown) and a fourth down stop.
This didn’t put too much pressure on the Saints offense, as all 5 of their scoring drives averaged only 40 yards of offense plus the pick-six.
While the Vikings had a rough game, they still showed just how dangerous their offense can be. Cousins had a rough game but still threw for 359 yards, with 119 yards going to Diggs and 103 to Thielen, respectively.
The Vikings have haven’t looked quite as good as they last year when they went 13-3, but don’t count out this team.
I think that this is the team that’s going to sneak into the playoffs and cause a lot of trouble. Once their defense can get back to the level they were at last year and Dalvin Cook can get back to being healthy, they’ll be one of the best teams again.
The Saints currently are that team. Kamara and Ingram are the best duo in the league, Michael Thomas is one of the best WRs and Brees is still one of the best in the game.
I look forward to seeing a game three in January in New Orleans.
What’s Up Next:
The Vikings next face the 3-4 Lions in Minnesota while the Saints face the 8-0 Rams at home.