Minnesota Vikings Best and Worst: Week 6 vs. Atlanta Falcons

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Dec 29, 2019; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo (95) celebrates his fumble recovery during the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
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More Good Stuff

Believe it or not, this game wasn’t all terrible. There were a handful of positives to take away from a game that saw the Minnesota Vikings get absolutely throttled by a winless Atlanta Falcons squad this week.

Justin Jefferson is always a nice surprise, but there were some other players who absolutely came to play on Sunday and some other things that may not have put a smile on fans’ faces, but maybe a nod of respect.

Other good things from Week 6

  • The new lineman seems okay. Ezra Cleveland played his first game with the Vikings and although he wasn’t perfect on the day, his play at right guard was reassuring as he was filling in for Dru Samia. Getting him more experience should only make him better.
  • Getting some pressure. Although he wasn’t consistently getting pressure, Ifeadi Odenigbo continues to fill in pretty nicely for Danielle Hunter, who still seems to have the window for his return to the team completely unknown.
  • Running on tackling fuel. Eric Kendricks is usually great at containing plays but he took it to a different level on Sunday. The linebacker accumulated 14 takedowns on the day with 12 of those being solo efforts and one hit on quarterback Matt Ryan.