Sunday, July 24, 2016

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Stefon Diggs is everything the Minnesota Vikings had hoped Cordarrelle Patterson would become, and that’s through just two NFL starts for the rookie wide receiver. The film doesn’t lie, and neither do Diggs’s teammates, who’ve been singing his praises since he joined the team as a fifth-round selection in this year’s NFL Draft:

“He’s one of the [most] polished receivers I ever seen come, you know, as a rookie,” Captain Munnerlyn said. “He runs great routes, great route runner. Some guys it takes time to learn how to run route in the NFL. He already got that. He’s a great receiver, he’s got great speed, great hands, and he goes [to] get the ball.”

“When you look at a guy, you can tell from day one who can play football. I always felt like he could,” Mike Wallace said. “Just the skill set, the way he runs his routes, the energy that he has. It reminds me of him [Antonio Brown].”

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Vikings Injury Report
NamePositionInjuryWed.Thur.Fri. Status
Justin TrattouDEFootDNPDNPDNPOUT
Charles JohnsonWRRibLimitedLimitedLimitedQuestionable
Andrew SendejoSKneeLimitedLimitedLimitedQuestionable
Rhett EllisonTEKnee_______LimitedLimitedProbable
Jabari PriceCBShoulderFullFullFullProbable
Mike WallaceWRKneeDNPLimitedFullProbable
Jarius WrightWRHandFullFullFullProbable

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Vikings Injury Report
NamePositionInjuryWed.Thur.Fri. Status
Rhodes, XavierCBConcussion/NeckFullFullFullProbable
Cole, AudieLBAnkleLimitedLimitedLimitedQuestionable
Wright, JariusWRHandDNPDNPLimitedQuestionable
Johnson, CharlesWRRibDNPDNPDNPOut
Price, JabariCBShoulder______DNPDNPOut
Sendejo, AndrewSKneeDNPDNPDNPOut
Trattou, JustinDEFootDNPDNPDNPOut

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The Vikings rebounded off an ugly loss to San Francisco Week 1, and the team now has two wins under its belt. As encouraging as it was to see Minnesota defeat Detroit and San Diego in back-to-back home games, Week 4 offers to be the biggest test yet for the Vikings: playing Peyton Manning and the Broncos on their home turf.

I think it’s safe to say that if the Vikings can beat Denver, they will receive some serious attention.

In case you’re wondering, the Broncos boast an incredible 23-2 home record since signing Manning in 2012. Sunday’s afternoon game will be a challenge, and it will be interesting to see how Mike Zimmer and his squad respond. Let’s take a look at how Minnesota’s offense matches up against Denver.

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The Vikings got back to .500 after defeating the Lions in their home opener, and the general morale of the coaching staff and team seems (understandably) much higher than it did following Week 1.

Both teams are 1-1, and while the Vikings will be playing their second consecutive home game, this will be the Chargers’ second road game in a row. The Vikings, who have a 5-6 record all-time against the Chargers, last played San Diego in Week 1 of the 2011 season, a 24-17 Charger win. Before then, the teams hadn’t met since 2007, in which Adrian Peterson set the NFL single-game rushing record with 296 yards en route to a win.

Heading into Week 3, what does the offensive match up look like between Minnesota and San Diego?


Offensive Line

Although the offensive line has some weak spots due to injuries, previous-concern Matt Kalil has had a great start to his season.

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