Oakland @ Minnesota
The Vikings are arguably one the most talented teams in the NFC. Good defense. Good weapons at all positions on offense.
Dalvin Cook has sure been up to the task of carrying the offense – 130YPG on the ground to go along with 3 touchdowns. But you can’t win in the current NFL against good teams by just pounding the rock.
Is there a glaring weakness holding them back? Maybe. Has @DPShow fan favorite Kirk D. Cousins; shout out @AndrewPerloff @PaulPabst, delivered on his big contract? Seems that Minnesota may be trying to hide him. Only giving him 10 passing attempts in a Week 1 win against the Falcons. Sub 50% completion with 2 picks against the Pack in a game they could’ve won. He NEEDS to have his breakout game this week!
Oakland came out hot against KC last week. And, maybe Jon Gruden can coach an offense after all that time in the booth. Expect them to get their a TD or 2, but that roster can’t hang with top notch teams for all 60 minutes just yet.
Vikings will control this one and win big at home.
MIN – 8