More bad things
Coming into the game, the Minnesota Vikings knew they would need their deep cornerback depth to step up in a big ay. With three of their top coverage players behind the starters sidelined, it opened the door for young players to try to prove themselves against Aaron Rodgers. The veteran signal-caller took advantage of these matchups early, getting out to a big lead early.
On special teams, Dan Baily missed a tough 47-yard kick that could have made a big impact on how the final quarter played out. In addition, he had an extra point blocked, wiping four points off the board in a game the Vikings lost by five.
Here are some more bad things to come out of the second preseason game for the Minnesota Vikings:
- Establishing an early tone. Last week, the Vikings took control of the game early by asserting defensive dominance and scoring early. This week, it wasn’t quite the case with the Packers marching down the field for a touchdown multiple times.
- Keeping emotions in check. Both Thielen and Diggs drew penalties for losing their composure, Thielen got into it with a Packers defender while Diggs was fired up after a 45-yard touchdown reception and got flagged for taking his helmet off. These are mistakes that didn’t need to happen in such a close game.
- The officiating in this game was brutal. Fans absolutely have gripes that several of the calls against Minnesota were either ticky-tack or completely bogus. Those calls obviously got to players, as evidenced by Thielen and Diggs both getting flagged. What hurts more is when those penalties take points off the board.
What do you think were the best and worst things from the Week 2 game between the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field? Let us know your thoughts on the game in the comments section!