More bad things
There wasn’t a lot to pick at in this game. The team’s offense looked like the production many fans and experts thought it might be this season. Meanwhile, the defense grounded a high-flying offense that was making things work on the ground and through the air.
However, there are some things that we can pick at from the game.
Here are some other bad things to come out of Week 6 for the Minnesota Vikings:
- More blocking issues. Pat Elflein has become a regular in the “bad” section of these articles lately and he did nothing to change that in this game. If he can’t prove himself as a capable starter, Minnesota will need to completely replace him in the lineup for next season.
- Not hitting home. By now, we all know Carson Wentz is a big, strong quarterback who can move well. The Eagles passer was able to move well in the pocket and had amazing protection, keeping the Vikings pass rush from bringing him down.
- Rhodes are still open. Another game with no pass breakups from Rhodes should continue to frustrate fans. At this point, he’s being outplayed by Trae Waynes and it wouldn’t be shocking to see Mike Hughes get more time on the field if things don’t change.
- The bad from the good. Yes, Diggs was the best thing from this game, but he still had two plays that have to bother him. The first was a pass that bounced off his helmet and wound up being intercepted by Andrew Sendejo and the second was a concentration drop that would have been a first down.
It’s great that the positives outweigh the negatives so much from this week. A win can usually make some of the smaller things like holding penalties be forgiven. Hopefully, next week’s Best and Worst can be just as positive for the Minnesota Vikings.