Vikings score a special teams touchdown
To say the least, the Minnesota Vikings offense has been lagging in recent weeks, putting up just 10 points in each of their past two games. If Minnesota is going to get back on track, they may need a little help from the other phases of the game.
In their five game win streak to open the season, the Vikings scored a remarkable four defensive or special teams touchdowns, relying on unconventional scoring to get an maintain momentum. If the Vikings are going to get any of that momentum that they had early in the season back, they will likely need to work some magic again.
After punt returner Marcus Sherels, who already has two punt return touchdowns this year, missed last week’s game with a wrist injury, the Vikings are back to full strength on special teams. Between Sherels and Cordarrelle Patterson, the Vikings have easily the most dangerous return duo in the league, and they should make that clear this week.
Whether it’s Patterson running in his first kick return touchdown of the year or Sherels getting his third score of the year, I expect someone to step up and take one to the house against the Lions.