The Minnesota Vikings ended a 6-game San Francisco 49ers winning streak Sunday Afternoon at U.S Bank Stadium. The 24-16 victory manifested after a tough day on their home field.
Sept. 9, 2018 - Source: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images North America
Disguise blitzing, Zone Packaging, Cover Zero, and more, the Vikings have all the personnel they need to stop any offense in the NFL and they proved it yesterday. Vikings Safety Harrison Smith was the spectacle responsible for sacking Jimmy Garrapolo on a key moment down the stretch and finalized the game by intercepting him with under 2 minutes to go in regulation. Million dollar QB Kirk Cousins showed himself vital as well on the outing , tossing TD strikes to Diggs and Rudolph. Cousins was plagued by a mediocre WR core in Washington. His accuracy and poise should not be undermined and is well detected among his newly beloved Vikings offense. Minnesota is all but ready to defend their throne in the NFC North and Vikings fans have a lot to be optimistic about this year.
Sept. 8, 2018 - Source: Adam Bettcher/Getty Images North America
If there was any doubt regarding the passion of Jimmy Garrapolo and his ability to lead the 49ers offense it should be erased at this point and time. Several dropped passes help yield a 8-point 49ers defeat to the Vikings Sunday afternoon. San Francisco’s rushing attack was stifled and Jimmy spent most of the game off kilt thanks to terrific opposing Vikings defense. head Coach Kyle Shanahan seems innovative in his offensive schemes and when HB Jerick McKinnon return from injury it may help bring to fruition the 49ers potential. For now however, they’ll sulk in the hardship of having faced defeat to arguably the NFL’s best team.