Following last week’s woeful performance in Miami, the Patriots were going into a real no win situation against the Vikings. If they won people would react with “so what, it’s the Vikings.” Yet if they lost on Sunday then everyone in New England would be in full-on panic mode just two weeks into the season. Luckily for us the Patriots handled their business as they should have and walked out of Minnesota with an impressive 30-7 victory.
- After the first couple of drives, it had the feel of “here we go again.” The Vikings looked unstoppable on their first possession. They converted on third down twice and killed the defense with crossing patterns which is exactly what Miami did last week. On the touchdown to Matt Asiata, no one picked Asiata up coming out of the backfield and he went untouched for 25 yards for the touchdown. It was definitely frustrating watching the defense be so clearly over-matched on the same types of plays, but luckily they made the correct adjustments and this was the only Vikings score of the game.
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