These are seven things I’ll be watching for when the Vikings face the Detroit Lions for the first time this season.
While the Vikings lost 44-38 to the Lions on Novemer 23, 1995 at the Pontiac Silverdome, it was nevertheless a good game, a classic Thanksgiving shootout that has both teams combine for 82 points and nearly 1,000 yards of offense.
Disgruntled receiver Stefon Diggs had a stellar performance against the Philadelphia Eagles after being fed the ball early and often. Was it enough to make him gruntled?
Are the NFL’s increasingly suspect play reviews deliberately manipulating the outcome of games to create better storylines?
Thankfully, there won’t be nearly as many Philadelphia Eagles fans in our fair city on Sunday as there were when they invaded Minneapolis to watch the Super Bowl.
Will the Vikings passing attack break wide open against the Philadelphia Eagles suspect secondary or will Mike Zimmer enforce a run-heavy offensive plan?
The 2-1 Vikings matched up against the 1-2 Philadelphia Eagles in this week four game on September 25, 1988 at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. The Vikings won the game, 23-21, and went on to post an 11-5 regular season record, ultimately losing to the San Fransico 49ers in the NFC Divisional Round playoffs.
The passing game and running game excelled against the Giants and Mike Hughes showed he’s fully recovered.
Fashion statement or declaration of loyalty to a team? What’s your take on wearing Purple? The Vikings have announced the team will wear their Primetime Purple uniforms for the Thursday night primetime matchup with the Washington Redskins.
If Kirk Cousins shows up on Sunday, he could begin to make ammends to his disgruntled wide receivers, assuming the Vikings can establish a running game against the not-very-good Giants.