Minnesota Vikings Best and Worst: Week 5 vs. Seattle Seahawks
By Adam Carlson
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More Bad Things
If not for the big scare from Dalvin Cook, the biggest story from this game would be the absolute ineffective pass blocking from offensive lineman Dru Samia. Samia was pushed around all night by Jarran Reed and the Seattle offensive line.
When he wasn’t getting owned, he was holding on to pass rushers and drawing flags. It wouldn’t be shocking to see him replaced after this game based on his play where he has been doing more damage than protection.
Other bad things from Week 5
- Turnovers on offense. It’s hard to win a game when you give the ball away twice and add an additional fumble at the end of the game. Pressure had Kirk Cousins absolutely scrambled on the day and it accounted for some bad decisions and inaccurate throws.
- Terrible coaching decisions. Zimmer ticked all the boxes during this game. Going for two early in a game was bad. Calling a Cousins dive for 2 was bad. Not kicking the field goal to make it an 8 point lead was bad.
- Second-half defense. Minnesota couldn’t stop Russell Wilson and the Seahawks in the second half, eating large chunks of yardage and having his way with the young secondary while making some great plays with his feet.
What did you think were the best and worst things from the Minnesota Vikings during their Week 5 game against the Seattle Seahawks? And how much did this game hurt your soul as a fan? Let us know in the comments.