The subsequent issues are about existing Minnesota Vikings matters, answered by PurplePTSD. Right now is the Oct 13th edition, dealt with in a from-the-hip vogue. If you have issues, remember to e-mail them to [email protected].
Also, be sure to be aware: These are impression-dependent responses. Some solutions will be incorrect from time to time. But we’ll try out to hold that to a minimum.
Q: What is your formal prediction for Dolphins-Vikings?
A: We struggled with this 1 all 7 days due to the fact this “feels like a game” the Vikings should really reduce — on the highway, dripping with 4-1 assurance.
Having said that, then we realized that the Skylar Thompson-led Dolphins have been bashed 40-17 by the New York Jets — yes, the Jets — and warm fuzzies set in for prediction’s sake.
We’ll get the Vikings in yet another squeaker, 27-23.
Q: Are we undervaluing Skylar Thompson’s to start with-vocation-start off ceiling in expecting him to play poorly?
A: No, not really. He isn’t extremely great, and if he had been, some team would’ve drafted him ahead of the 7th Round.
However, the Vikings are 8-8-2 (.500) in franchise background towards quarterbacks in their 1st profession get started. The monitor report is great mediocrity. Over-all, Minnesota is 41-21-3 (.653) versus rookie QBs, so that statistic might present a minor far more comfort to anxious onlookers.
The Vikings should really be anxious about Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle. Which is about it. Minnesota has the edge in just about all other locations sans striving to slow down those two pace merchants.
Of course, Thompson could pull off a mammoth video game versus a suspect Ed Donatell defense, but it is not likely.
Q: If the Vikings insert a noteworthy absolutely free agent, which situation do you consider he’ll play?
A: For starters, we do not imagine they’ll include a major-name free of charge agent midseason. Why? They really don’t have the cap space.
However, if they wiggle bucks all-around and uncover a way, we’ll predict that Minnesota will add a defensive deal with — for Jonathan Bullard’s place. Bullard obviously isn’t a titan-of-market domestic identify, and DT is a location wherever the team could moderately make improvements to.
So, sure, that signifies Ndamukong Suh or Sheldon Richardson. But that is full speculation, not derived from intel.
Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his day by day YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs each and every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Product, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).