More quick thoughts from Minnesota’s win over Los Angeles
Penalties continue to be a problem for Minnesota – Getting wins is only going to be tougher if the Vikings keep racking up the penalties like they have recently.
Minnesota finished with 10 penalties for 118 yards on Sunday and it was the third time in their last four games that they’ve been penalized for at least 90 yards.
Bynum fills in well for Smith again – With Harrison Smith out again due to being on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, Camryn Bynum got the start at safety for the second week in a row on Sunday.
Just like last week, Bynum had some impressive moments out on the field that should get Vikings fans excited about his future. The rookie safety finished Sunday’s matchup with six tackles (one for a loss), one pass breakup, and his first-career sack.
Shocking, but targeting Jefferson is a good idea – For some reason, Minnesota quarterback Kirk Cousins didn’t target Justin Jefferson very much during the team’s first two games after their bye this season.
On Sunday, However, Cousins and Jefferson re-connected and it resulted in the second-year receiver finishing with more than 100 yards in a game for the 10th time in his NFL career. Jefferson ended the matchup with nine catches for 143 yards on 11 targets.
Someone else deserves a shot at right guard – Oli Udoh has been the starting right guard for the Vikings all season long, but it’s time for Minnesota to give someone else a chance to take his place.
Udoh just makes too many mistakes out on the field and there’s no reason for the Vikings to not see if they have a better option for the role in either Blake Brandel or Wyatt Davis.