The Rushing Attack – Grade: B+
The rushing of Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon was far from spectacular, but it was functional. If it was to be described in one word, that word would have to be simply, enough. The Wildcat formations are trendy now, but stupid and pointless college gimmicks. Honestly the only way it would make sense is if they do it a few times every game leaving Bradford on the sideline doing nothing, except just standing still.
We don’t wanna see Bradford running up and throwing blocks, or trying to, God forbid, catch a pass in traffic. If the Minnesota Vikings do it over and over again though maybe sometime in the last few weeks of the season, Bradford may find his way down for a first down and get out of bounds without contact, or maybe a smooth trick touchdown. That though would take a lot of build up, perfect execution, but above all else, perfect timing.
The Ball Hawking Defense – Grade: A
0-12… it’s almost unfathomable that the Minnesota Vikings suffocated the Houston Texans to the tune of 12 consecutive 3rd down conversion fails. Throw in 4 sacks and an interception and in a nutshell those 3 statistics combined tell a story of how the Minnesota Vikings defense suffocated the Houston Texans offense. Andrew Sendejo, often criticized for his contract versus what Vikings fans have seen from his play and actually stood out as “a safety”, and not “the safety” playing opposite of Harrison Smith. His really nice interception of Brock Osweiler hopefully 1 of many more big plays to come this season.