Hello Daily Norseman! This is a bit of a sad game to cover to start our time here, but it’s football nonetheless.Thank you for being part of the DN crew and I look forward to sharing my article with you all. Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
I didn’t enjoy watching that match. Not only was it dismantled, but it was dismantled by the rival Packers, who had been ruled out of the postseason a month earlier, making a big playoff impact for both teams. The stock market has certainly plummeted toward recession, but there’s still time for Minnesota’s Vikings to turn around and make the playoffs.
If you’re unfamiliar with stock market reports, this is basically a rating of how a particular player performed in this week’s game. It is a player suitable for playing. A solid investment is a player who may not have had spectacular performances but still had a positive impact on the game. Junk bonds are underperforming players, not a good “investment.” The Buy/Sell section contains items in the game that I buy and items that I don’t want to buy (and don’t want to sell). I’m hoping these articles will be published soon after each game, so they could be an early reaction. good! This week’s stock market report continues.
Blue chip stock
Similar to the KJ Osborne-Colts match, only KJ seemed open for a good portion of the game. A lot of that was due to the Packers doubling down on Jefferson or plotting against him, but KJ still had solid outings. If he continues at this pace, he may overtake Thielen, who has struggled for the WR2 spot.
Jalen Nailor – He scored his first career touchdown and had 89 yards on three catches. I don’t care if it was garbage time and the Packers were playing softly, Nailor made a play.
TJ Hockenson – TJ continues to prove he was a good acquisition. He dropped on a tough over-the-shoulder catch attempt but still caught seven other balls. increase.
Josh Metellus – The Special Teams player blocked the second punt but lost on Tonyan TD. He’s been a big part of a solid Special Teams unit with every win this season.
Duke Shelley – Duke Shelley seems to have great pass breaks every week and had another pass break on Sunday.
Nick Mullens – Anything, I’ll take it. A 4/4 for 57 yards and a touchdown in garbage time? Better than throwing a 3 pick when the game still means something. He made a really nice toss to Naylor in his fourth and his second. Well done Nick.
Kirk Cousins – Cousins made some good plays with his feet, including picking up third and 11 in the scramble, but was off most of this game throwing three picks and surrendering a strip sack . He does this from time to time, but seems to be in a bad mood throughout the game. I love Kirk and I know he’s going to revert to his old gunslinger self, but the fact that he’s randomly atrocious games makes me a little uneasy about the playoffs. is just another part of being an avid Vikings fan.
Justin Jefferson – As Tony Romo very kindly pointed out, I know it’s not his fault, but it was still a weak performance from the best receiver in the league.
Greg Joseph – Greg “The Leg” Joseph didn’t show up this week. On a slippery field, Legg he missed two field goals and the Packers kick he returned he attempted a never-before-seen tackle with a touchdown. It was a disrespectful end to a string of excellent kicks by The Leg after 14 in a row, including a career-long 61-yard walk-off score last week.
Offensive Line – Hmm. I know there was a third string center, but come on. It was just embarrassing. O-Line said he was responsible for five penalties. This has to be fixed before the playoffs.
Overall Defense – It’s hard to pick just one player after such a disappointing performance. Let me know in the comments who you think deserves the most blame. (And yes, you could say Ed Donatel.)
buying and selling
Bye – Vikings defense in the first quarter.
In fact, the defense played pretty well in the first quarter, with some solid plays on 3-and-outs on the Packers’ opening drive and a 4-down stoppage in the second.
Sell – Viking defense for the rest of the game.
After the end of the first quarter, the wall came down dramatically. The worst might have been his 10-11 play in the third quarter. It took about 15 seconds to run another defender or call a timeout. Embarrassing. There was also a six-point swing at the end of the first half, and the defense allowed the Packers to get into “bouncing off the crossbar” field goal range with 36 seconds remaining. If you give up literally half a yard less, Crosby misses. Yeah I’m still ashamed
Buy – Packers shut down Justin Jefferson.
JJ only caught one and looked grumpy all afternoon. Jaaire Alexander has been talking big about his game all week, but unfortunately he paid off. (Admittedly, he had a lot of safety help, etc., but still he wouldn’t allow the reception to Jefferson.) I waited every game for Jefferson to finally start. It didn’t happen.
Sell – Jefferson needs to keep his emotions in check.
After the game, I saw quite a few tweets complaining that JJ “assaulted” the referee with his helmet. Hitting the referee was clearly not his intention, and perhaps he shouldn’t have thrown his helmet like that. He’s had a frustrating afternoon just being passionate about the game, and all he wants is to get Jefferson 200 yards out in the playoffs against the Packers. he’ll be back
Buy – After losing multiple players to injury, the offensive line is in trouble.
We got an up close and personal look at what life would be like without Brian O’Neal and a capable center. , the O-line indicated that there was a serious problem beyond starting 5.
Sell – The season is over now that the offensive lines have been put together.
Fortunately, Chris Reed, Oli Udoh and Greg Mancz are professional athletes led by a professional coaching staff. No need to press the panic button yet. Adjustments will be made based on who can make it into the playoffs, and the fanbase shouldn’t go into fire and brimstone mode just yet.
Buy – The Packers are cheeky jerk.
I attended the game with one of my best friends, who happens to be a lifelong Packers fan (unfortunately). Even he was disappointed when Jaile Alexander hit his Griddy on JJ after a pass break. I have always despised the Packers. That’s because of the team’s general cocky attitude, and yesterday’s game solidified that hatred.
Buy – The Vikings let them be cheeky jerk.
The Packers destroyed us. They relentlessly disrespected the best receivers in the game. Unfortunately we deserved it. I would love to see them in the playoffs. That’s all.
Well, that match was a hassle, but it’s not the end of the season. It never feels good to be trampled by your worst enemy. Especially when he had a chance to fight for the top seed and a first round bye. But there’s still a lot to get excited about with this team. It’s proving to be competitive and lethal if it survives to Q4. So I decided to take this game as a small annoyance in an otherwise fantastic and magical season.Keep morale high and focus on the playoffs.
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