The Minnesota Vikings open the 2017 season with a dominating performance over the New Orleans Saints, but what grades did each unit earn in week 1?
The Minnesota Vikings kicked off the 2017 season with a Monday night contest against former Vikings’ running back Adrian Peterson and his new team the New Orleans Saints. The Vikings had a lot of questions coming into Week 1 after a disappointing preseason. However, the team put those questions away with a convincing 29-19 win over the Saints.
The Vikings victory last night was a team effort win. On the offensive side, they were balanced which was a key to their success. The Vikings were able to run and pass on the Saints defense for most of the night. The one thing that really stood out was the offensive line. The line gave Sam Bradford time and opened lanes for Dalvin Cook.
The Defensive side continued to show their dominance against a high-powered offense. The pass rush made Brees get rid of the ball sooner than he wanted. The run defense was on point forcing the Saints to be a one-dimensional team.
The Vikings played with a lot of energy and emotion during their win last night. The team had to listen for a good two weeks of whether they are good enough for a playoff push. Also, had to listen to a former teammate talk about how he was going to run all over them. The Vikings let people talk while their play last night did the talking for them.
Let’s dive into the game grades of the Vikings’ win last night against the Saints. This article will look at the offense grade, defense grade and special teams’ grade.