Previewing Bears vs Vikings with The Viking Age
2. The Vikings have some scary weapons on offense between Dalvin Cook, Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs. Which of this trio is the key to stopping the Vikings offense on Sunday night?
If the Bears can stop or at least slow down the run, they will make the Vikings one dimensional. However, even that won’t stop the Vikings offense. With Diggs expected to return this week and Adam Thielen having a record-breaking season, Minnesota has done well in quick, efficient passing games.
However, Minnesota actually having a run game is something fairly recent. It’s hard to know if that was just an anomaly or the poor rushing performances earlier this season is what the Vikings really have. For that reason, more information is needed to find out if this team can actually establish a ground game consistently.
3. Is Everson Griffen back to 100% after some early season mental health issues? How does he affect the Vikings defense?
Griffen is physically 100%, but the question of whether or not he’s mentally prepared to play has to be asked. But the energy he brings to the team is undeniable and his leadership can be amazing. His play is excellent, but his presence alone can make a huge difference.
That said, Griffen might not be the scariest defensive end on the team anymore. Danielle Hunter has been putting in a lot of work to be a more complete pass rusher and it has shown in a big way. When Griffen is on his game and Hunter is doing his thing, opposing quarterbacks are in for a world of hurt.