Bradbury will get his revenge on Jarrett
The last time these two teams met, the Vikings had their way with the Falcons in a 28-12 victory. While the scoreboard indicated total domination, the battle in the trenches was something else as Garrett Bradbury struggled in his first career game against Grady Jarrett.
Jarrett wound up with two pressures and a sack on just 13 pass-rushing snaps in that game and he also contributed with three run stops on the afternoon. When the smoke cleared, the Vikings had the victory, but Bradbury came away with a 0.0 pass-blocking rating from Pro Football Focus.
The good news is that Bradbury is a different player than he was a year ago. After getting stronger in the gym this past offseason, Bradbury has the mix of strength and athleticism that made him the 2018 Dave Rimington Award winner as the nation’s top center and the 18th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
With Dakota Dozier being average and the possibility of Ezra Cleveland making his first career start if Dru Samia can’t play, Minnesota will need Bradbury to show his improvement to win this game. Otherwise, it could be another long afternoon with Jarrett in the Vikings’ backfield.