Minnesota Vikings vs Detroit Lions: Week 2 game review

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Sep 20, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) jumps up and catches a pass over Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes (29) in the first half at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Overall Impressions

Overall, this is the kind of game that fans wanted to see from the Minnesota Vikings following the humiliation of Monday Night Football.

The offense did what it should have.  It ran through running back Adrian Peterson and was supplemented by a high percentage passing attack from Teddy Bridgewater.  The offensive line did a much better job of both protecting the quarterback and creating holes for the running game.

Meanwhile, the Minnesota Vikings defense still struggled to bring down the quarterback, but were solid tacklers and stuffed up the run.  They created turnovers and gave this team great field position and never had the offense playing from behind.  Xavier Rhodes did a great job on Calvin Johnson, even though Megatron racked up some solid yardage.

Other players with solid games:  Andrew Sendejo, Linval Joseph, Mike Harris, Marcus Sherels, Captain Munnerlyn, Matt Kalil.

Now, the focus will shift to San Diego.  The Minnesota Vikings with host the Chargers next week when Philip Rivers and that exciting offense come to town.  I’ll see you next week with my review of that game!

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