#1 Sorry this is late gang. von laiyongcai92 27.12.2018 09:39

Still dealing with jet lag and fell asleep way too early last night.óTed)Itís tough to call the fifth game of the season a must win game, but thatís exactly what the Minnesota Vikings were facing in Philadelphia Sunday. A porous defense and a one Authentic Brett Jones Jersey dimensional offense had the Vikings looking into the abyss of one win in five games with a loss, and a shot at the playoffs would have seemed like a pipe dream.But the Vikings would not go gentle into the good night. They planted their flag and made a stand, and quite possibly saved their season with an inspired 23-21 win over the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles on the road.Now, a season that was on the brink seems recharged and re-energized, and with the defense finding their 2017 form, well...how do you like us now, Mr. Keith?How do you like me nowNow that Iím on my way?Do you still think Iím crazy Standin here today?I couldnít make you love me But I always dreamed about living in your radio How do you like me now?Your SMR thatís managed to make it to .500 follows.Blue Chip Stocks:Kirk Cousins, QB: Whatever the woes that have befallen the Vikings this year havenít befallen Granitejaw McDreamy. Cousins has had a strong start to the season, and put up another 300 yard game against the Eagles. In five games, heís thrown for over 400 yards twice, and 300 yards today. Our friend and colleague Eric Thompson extrapolated his current pace in to a full 16 game season:Itís hard to imagine that Cousins and the passing offense can keep up this torrid pace, but if you want to still insist Kirk Cousins isnít a franchise QB, please, feel free. Iím not going to stop you, because itís a free country and all, just know that youíre wrong.ďBUT TED RAWR RAWR HEíS NOT RAWR RAWR BECAUSE BUFFALO RAWR RAWRĒPlease stop. Youíre straining your larynx, and youíre still wrong. Literally everyone had a bad game. It happens. And when you look at the other options the Vikings could have gone with and how theyíre playing, Cousins was the right call. I literally have to rewind my DVR on about 5-6 throws Cousins makes, every game, and just admire it. That drop in the bucket TD to Adam Thielen was amazing, and no other QB the Vikes have had in recent seasons make that throw.Adam Thielen, WR: Iíve been careful to not say either Thielen of Stefon Diggs were the best receivers in football, because, well...there are a lot of good wide receivers in the NFL. But look up at Thielenís extrapolated numbers that Eric also provided, and then consider this:Thatís a list of one. Randy Moss couldnít do this. Nor could Cris Carter. Or Jerry Rice. Or Terrell Owens, Marvin Harrison, or Andre Reed. No one, except Adam Thielen. Thatís utterly incredible, and his 116 yards and beautiful TD reception today just added to his resume. He also had the longest play of the game, a 68 yard catch and run that took the Vikings from their own five to deep into Eagles territory. Tres magnifique. So, now Iíll say it: Adam Thielen is the best wide receiver in the NFL. Full stop. Want more evidence? Okay Womens Anthony Barr Jersey , here:Linval Joseph, DT: When you score a touchdown and record a sack, you get a blue chip. Joseph led the charge in the Vikings defense returning to their 2017 form, at least for today. Roll the tape:So much post TD swag:Solid Investments:Stefon Diggs, WR: Diggs didnít have as many big plays as Thielen did, but whenever he got the ball in his hands, he made plays. He actually had as many yards from scrimmage as Thielen, but Diggs did it by contributing 25 yards rushing, which made him the second leading rusher on the team. Latavius Murray, RB: When you look at Murrayís numbers at face value (42 yards on 11 carries) you donít come away all that impressed. But for the first time this season, the Vikings stuck with the running game all day, and in the fourth quarter, when the Vikings went on their game clinching drive that ended with a Dan Bailey field goal, Murray made a couple big runs that helped eat the clock and ice the game.Danielle Hunter, DE: Hunter had another good game, to include a tackle for loss and a sack. He now has five sacks in five games, and with Everson Griffen out for the foreseeable future, the bulk of pressure brought by the defensive line will originate with Hunter. Junk Bonds:Roc Thomas, RB: Thomas had a forgettable day. His four caries for eight yards werenít great, but it was his inability to catch a swing pass that was actually a lateral was a near disaster. It became a fumble, that the Eagles recovered, and came at the worst possible moment. It was mid 4th quarter, the Vikings clung to a six point lead, and it felt like one of those Ďhere we goí moments where the game swung to Phillyís side for good. The defense and Dan Bailey bailed him out, but that was a critical mistake at a critical moment in the game.Riley Reiff, LT: Maybe itís me, but when Reiff was in the Vikings o-line was a mess. When he went out after re-injuring his foot, Rashod Hill went to LT and Brian OíNeill came in to play RT. After that, it seemed like the o-line played a lot better. A healthy Reiff is better than Hill or OíNeill, but it seems obvious that Reiff isnít healthy right now.Buy/Sell:Buy: Rashod Hill, LT. I thought Hill played pretty well on the left side on Sunday. I donít remember Kirk Cousins getting a lot of pressure from his blind side once Hill took over for Reiff, and I thought he played a pretty clean game.Sell: Rashod Hill http://www.minnesotavikingsteamonline.com/stefon-diggs-jersey , RT. Brian OíNeill played much better than Hill did on the right side yesterday, though. In fact, it seems to me that OíNeill has outplayed Hill whenever heís been put in to the lineup, and Iíd like to see him start.Buy: The running game was good enough today. 23 carries for 77 yards total isnít great, but the Vikings stuck with the running game for four quarters instead of abandoning it early or ignoring it completely, and it paid off in the fourth quarter. Thereís still a lot of work to do to get better, but it felt that the Vikings took a step in the right direction against Philly.Sell: The running game issues are solved. The Vikings still canít run the ball effectively though. Murray is the teamís leading rusher, with a paltry 106 yards and a YPC average of 3.5. I donít know if o-line changes are in order, but Iíd look at putting Hill at LT until Reiff is healthy, Iíd swap out Brett Jones for Compton, and Iíd put OíNeill at RT. Maybe that will help things out, maybe it wonít, but the Vikings need to do something to try and get the running game untracked.Buy: Dan Baileyís 52 yard field goal was clutch. That fourth quarter drive to seal the game was something the Vikings got really good at last year. They had a slim lead, but were able to run the clock down, get some points, and seal the game. They started from their 11 after the defense forced a punt on the Thomas fumble, and ate up over six minutes of game clock by effectively running and throwing the ball. It culminated with Bailey nailing a 52 yard field goal, right down the middle. Ball game.Sell: The rest of Dan Baileyís game was clutch. Yeah, I guess kickers missing kicks are just going to be part of this team from now on, though. He hit three field goals, but doinked a 28 yarder off the left upright on the first drive of the game, and went wide right from 48. Both misses were in the first half, and if he makes one of those, the 52 yarder isnít necessary. I really am getting tired of the kicking issues with this team, and Iíd like just one guy to come in and stop the bleeding. And if the second most accurate kicker in NFL history canít fix this issue, who can?Grandson Quote Of The Week:My grandson Gabriel is really starting to get into watching the Vikings with me, and I couldnít be happier. Watching games has been kind of a downer at times since my Dad passed away last year, but Gabe is stepping up to the plate. Now, heís only five, so his attention wanes and heíll go off and do other things, but when heís into it, heís into it. He watched a good part of the first half http://www.minnesotavikingsteamonline.com/trae-waynes-jersey , and then came back down as the Vikes were driving to kick the game clinching 52 yard field goal. Our conversation:Gabe: Papa, are the good purple guys still winning?Me: Yes, but they need to at least kick a field goal to clinch the game.Gabe: A feel goal? Whatís that again?Me: Well, the purple guy kicks the ball between the yellow poles. See them? Thatís called a goal post.Gabe: Ohhhhhhh. Go purple guy!/Bailey nails itGabe: YYYYYEEEEEEAHHHH PAPA THATíS WHAT IíM TALKINí ABOUT WOOOOOOO!!!/high five/chest bumpThe kid hoots and hollers as much as I do. Somewhere, Don Glover smiled, and all is right in the world. Weíll see you next week.Thursday Open Thread: September 13th, 2018 Good Morning!By the time youíre reading this I was supposed to have the next four days off to go hunting in South Carolina, but instead Mother Nature took a giant deuce on my plans in the form of Hurricane Florence, so Iíll be a work and more irritable than usual.Speaking of the hurricane, if youíre in the path (or potentially in the path) I hope you have your hurricane supplies ready and if appropriate, have evacuated.Having been through two Super Typhoons while I was in Okinawa listening to the wind whistle by at 150mph isnít a great time.In the meantime, while weíre waiting for the next Vikings game to start weíll continue with our daily thread full of beer recommendations, nap strategies, crock pot and smoker recipes. Have another cup of coffee and drop by for some fan wisdom and snark. With that, letís do this.Around the DN since our last thread:Kirk Cousins is not who you think he is, by Ted.Since Iím not sure if this is a parody, Iím going to take an IQ test.Skelly10 writes that WR Stefon Diggs bought a 15k Starbucks diamond chain and Aaron Rodgers will not practice Wednesday, status for Sunday against Vikings is unknown.Who is the NFC Defensive Player of the Week? Lucas tells us itís Harrison Smith.Vikingsí NFC North Rivals: News and Notes, Week 2 by Dan.Roughing the Podcast episode 52 has assigned seating and no one is happy where Ted and Di talk 49ers, Packers Week, season predictions, and answer listener questions.Vikings news from other sources:From Vikings.com DE Everson Griffen was wired for sound during the game against the 49ers.Five Vikings-Packers story lines to follow during the game.State of 8: QB Kirk Cousins on playing the Packers, RB Dalvin Cookís versatility.From their lunch break series: WR Stefon Diggs elite route running helped against DB Richard Sherman.From the Players Tribune: Xavier Rhodes tells us who the best 7 players are in the NFC North.League news: Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski on CB Jalen Ramseyís barbs: Talking trash ďnot my focus.ĒWR Martavis Bryant rejoins Raiders on one-year deal.Bills rookie QB Josh Allen named the starter v. the Chargers.Giants DB Landon Collins says forcing the Cowboys to make Dak Prescott pass provides the Giants a better opportunity to win.We come to todayís media selection: The Cars-Youíre All Iíve Got TonightAgain, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:-No discussion of politics or religion-No feeding of the trolls-This isnít a male version of The View, so leave the gender hatred at the door-Keep the bad language to a minimum (using the spoiler tags, if you must)-Speaking of which, if discussing a newer show or movie, please use spoiler tags-No pictures that could get someone fired or in serious trouble with their employer-If you canít disagree in a civil manner, feel free to go away-While navigating the open thread, just assume itís sarcasm.

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