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.
Football coaches from time immemorial have cautioned their players not to antagonize upcoming opponents with comments that could become motivational fare for the proverbial team message board.
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?
The primary reason that enabled Kirk Cousins to provide such a standout performance against the Philadelphia Eagles was the play of his offensive line.
The Vikings signed linebacker Cameron Smith from the practice squad and released wide receiver Davion Davis and defensive end Tashawn Bower.
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.