As Offense Progresses, Receiver Depth Steps Back

The Vikings' passing attack appears to be at a level everyone hoped for. Kirk Cousins has a good rapport with Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen and has gotten Kyle Rudolph and Dalvin Cook involved regularly. While the running game has stalled for much of the first two games, John DeFilippo has had no problem putting a significant load on the passing attack. And the offense has answered the bell. The Vikings spent a lot of money on Cousins for that very reason: he is someone who can perform in high volume situations.

Be Patient with Trubisky

The panic button has already been pressed by some Bears fans. Mitchell Trubisky isn’t ready to be an NFL quarterback and there’s doubt he ever will be. Some even disparage the faith general manager Ryan Pace and head coach Matt Nagy actually have in...

Five Things to Watch: Cardinals vs. Bears

On Sunday the Bears will be playing the 27th ranked passing defense and the 25th ranked scoring defense. Here are my 5 things to watch against the Cardinals this coming Sunday. The offense has to pick it up The Bears have shown the ability to score...

Charting Cousins: Week 2 Vikings @ Packers

Each week I’m going to be charting all of Kirk Cousins dropbacks via the NFL coaches’ film. This film allows me to see all 22 players on the field and better evaluate the quarterback’s performance. I’m tracking a variety of important statistics, including accuracy,...

Vikings Should Hire Ryan Longwell to Coach Kickers

The Minnesota Vikings should hire Ryan Longwell to coach place-kickers. The team needs a kicker whisperer in the worst way. Poor place-kicking cost Mike Zimmer's Vikings a playoff win against Seattle a few years ago. Poor kicking cost the Vikings a divisional road win in Green...

Implications of Vikings’ Tie in Green Bay

Sep 16, 2018; Green Bay, WI, USA; Minnesota Vikings kicker Daniel Carlson (7) misses a field goal at the end of overtime against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
The Vikings did not suffer their first loss yesterday, but the tie in Green Bay was still deflating. It opened fans eyes to a lot of things regarding this team. And while there are still 14 games to go, certain aspects of the Vikings are starting to take shape.

Vikings, Packers Play to a 29-29 draw

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Detroit Lions vs. San Francisco 49ers matchup breakdown

Today, the second week of the NFL season begins for the Detroit Lions as they've traveled to San Francisco to take on Jimmy Garoppolo and the 49ers. Garoppolo and the 49ers went up against the Minnesota Vikings during week one and lost 24-16. The Lions' outcome...

Detroit Lions: 4 Keys To Victory Over The 49ers

The Lions (0-1) were taken to the woodshed on national television when the Jets (1-0) came into Ford Field and thrashed Detroit, 48-17, on ESPN's Monday Night Football. With rumors coming out about the players disliking Patricia's style, along with general doubt from losing a...

Five Stories to Watch for Vikings @ Packers

Oct 15, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) passes in the first quarter against the Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr (55) at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
The Minnesota line was solid in pass pro last week. Cousins took a few hits, but most were either the result of a schematic disadvantage or the fault of the quarterback. Overall, they stood up well, despite a rough start against DeForest Buckner. However, in the run game, they were never really able to get much going.

FPC Vikings Staff Predicts Vikings @ Packers

Sep 18, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Vikings defeated the Packers 17-14. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
For the second straight week, all four FPC Vikings staff members are picking the Vikings to come out on top. However, the degree in which the arch rival Packers will compete varies drastically.

Lessons to be Learned For the Bears

Kicking off the regular season with a victory would have been the ideal welcome for the start of Matt Nagy era in Chicago. Off the heels of an uber-aggressive offseason addressing virtually every weakness combined with a hot streak of drafts and a certain...

Vikings @ Packers: Key Week 2 Matchups

Coming off a solid week one win, the Vikings travel to Lambeau this week to take on Aaron Rodgers (probably) and the Green Bay Packers. Operating under the assumption that Rodgers will play seems like the correct decision, as the Vikings would likely dominate...

Charting Cousins: Week 1 49ers @ Vikings

Quarterback play is often one of the hardest positions to evaluate in the NFL during the game. The broadcast angle is shown from the viewpoint of the press box. Because of this, there is often no way to see what the quarterback is seeing.

Week One Packers Postgame Wrap up: Rodgers Saves The Day

Packers Aaron Rodgers Pulls Out Late Game Heroics, Wins 24-23 by Frank Bonincontri @TheFFLWire Packers -7 Final Score Packers 24 - Bears 23 What went right: (Skip ahead to mid third quarter) Aaron Rodgers returned and finally had the offensive line pass blocking and blowing up run lanes...

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