A good sign as it pertains to Cousins is that before halftime on a third-down drive where his receivers were covered, the QB took a sack, albeit in the red zone, instead of forcing a play that wasn't there. But while Diggs finished with a modest stat line - three catches for 44 yards - Thielen bounced back with a huge game. The Vikings' passing game is set up brilliantly against the Giants' mediocre secondary, but we wouldn't count on the team straying from their desire to establish the run at all costs.
A week's worth of drama culminated in the Minnesota Vikings' most balanced performance of the season.
Slayton joined the Giants in the fifth round of the NFL Draft on April 27 after he caught 79 passes for 1,605 yards and 11 touchdowns at Auburn. Still, New York has managed to average 280.5 passing yards per game with the likes of Cody Latimer operating as the team's #2 target out wide. The screen game added variety to the offense.
Linebacker Anthony Barr also made the team.
The Vikings needed a big win to at least start getting the taste from last week's game out of their mouth and while it remains to be seen how Diggs feels about things, you'd think that this game would at least be viewed as one step in the right direction. He hit Darius Slayton with a attractive deep ball for a 35-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. "I'm just proud of the guys with the way they fought back, blocked that outer noise and came in here and played in a hostile environment". The shorter toss ended a 67-yard drive after NY got to 18-10 in the third quarter.
The Vikings drove the ball up and down the field, especially in the first half when they compiled 351 total yards.
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The No. 6 pick overall gave the Vikings' defense credit, admitting there wasn't as much space to run or time to throw on some plays.
Jones was hit early and often and flashed some good with some bad.
Washington's offense is pretty bad, but the Giants defense did well enough to only allow three points in the game.
Unfortunately for them, Pat Shurmur called a predictable rush up the middle with rookie running back Jonathan Hillman on the one-yard line that the Vikings snuffed out easily for a safety.
There aren't many possible scenarios tougher in the National Football League than losing on Sunday and getting only two practice days before a road trip to face the incomparable New England Patriots on Thursday night.