We all know what happened to the Vikings last week at Lambeau Field. They spent most of the game not doing a whole lot offensively, and then exploded for 22 points in the fourth quarter to wrangle themselves into a tie with the Green Bay Packers. They had a couple of opportunities to win, but Daniel Carlson couldnt connect on two different field goal attempts, so the Vikings left Wisconsin with a 29-29 tie.
Kirk Cousins is exactly who the Vikings want him to be so far
Things for the Bills. . .well, theyve been a little rough. They got trounced in their season opener by the Baltimore Ravens to the tune of 47-3 in Baltimore, and lost their home opener this past Sunday to the Los Angeles Chargers by a final score of 31-20. The Bills initially started Nathan Peterman at quarterback, but he was so awful in the first half against Baltimore that the team was forced to turn to Josh Allen, who the Bills selected with the seventh overall pick in the most recent NFL Draft. Allen did okay for himself against the Chargers, but this will be his first ever NFL road start, and the Vikings defense will be looking to make things as miserable as possible for him.
The Vikings are huge. . .and I mean huge. . .favorites going into this one, but in the National Football League that doesnt mean much these days.
Green is the lone inductee in 2018 after the team inducted two wide receivers – Randy Moss and Ahmad Rashad – in 2017. The addition of Green will bring the Vikings Ring of Honor to 24 members. Current members include: Fran Tarkenton, Alan Page, Jim Finks, Bud Grant, Paul Krause, Fred Zamberletti, Jim Marshall, Ron Yary, Korey Stringer, Mick Tingelhoff, Carl Eller, Cris Carter, Bill Brown, Jerry Burns, Randall McDaniel, Chuck Foreman, John Randle, Scott Studwell, Chris Doleman, Matt Blair, Joey Browner, Ahmad Rashad and Randy Moss.
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Throughout the first two weeks of the 2018 season, Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has been exactly what fans were hoping for.
In Week 1, he threw for 244 yards and two touchdowns, leading the team to a 24-16 win over the 49ers.
And in Week 2, he threw for 425 yards and four touchdowns, leading the Vikings back from 20-7 entering the fourth and getting them in position to win the game.
“He played outstanding last week and everybody was saying he was zero for six in the fourth quarter and this week hes 14 out of 20 and two touchdowns or whatever it is,” Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Monday. “Everything is a week-to-week thing. I know everybody gets all excited about what this guys didnt do this week or what this guy did this week, so hes always been a competitor to me. I thought he played great.”
Cousins ranks tied for third in touchdowns thrown, fifth in yards and sixth in passing rating through two weeks.
With 18 receptions, WR Adam Thielen has tied Percy Harvin in 2012 for the most receptions through the opening two games of a season in team history. Thielen also joins Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson and Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster as the only players in the NFL to have 100-plus receiving yards in each of the 1st 2 games.
Cousins should be solid again in Week 3 with the Vikings hosting the Bills. Buffalo has allowed 78 points through its first two weeks, 31st in the NFL.
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