The Vikings got an extremely strong effort out of their defence. When again prevalent, the secondary played the method it did throughout their 2017 run and the pressure that has actually been there all season long by Danielle Hunter and Everson Griffen was.
Offensively, Dalvin Cook took the brunt of the work running for over 90 yards with a number of goals. Kirk Cousins played a clever and tidy video game and made some clutch throws consisting of the game-winner to Kyle Rudolph in the corner of the endzone.
The Vikings have to be feeling good about themselves after the big win but can not rest on their laurels, whatever that indicates. They have to come right back and do it once again, versus another excellent team in their home stadium.
If the Minnesota Vikings are going to get the disappoint once again they'll require these 5 players to bring their "A" game.
Anthony Barr-- LB
Barr has actually been very excellent for the Vikings this season. He's had an extremely Barr-Esque season with 79 deals with, 1.5 sacks, a forced fumble, and an interception. He's coming off an eight take on performance versus the Saints that helped keep Alvin Kamara and Latavius Murray in check. Barr had a terrific video game, but he'll need to be even much better against the 49ers.
The Vikings require Anthony Barr to explode versus the 49ers. Hopefully, with the 49ers concentrating on Hunter and Griffen, Mike Zimmer can unleash him on some blitzes. Jimmy Garrapolo wouldn't see it coming and it might be a prime chance to create a fumble.
They also have one of the finest tight ends in the NFL in George Kittle who Barr could find himself tasked with covering. The 49ers use this person in a myriad of methods and could try to isolate him on Barr, especially if he lines up in the backfield.
Recently, guys like Xavier Rhodes, Danielle Hunter, and Everson Griffen elevated their play to assist get the Vikings the win. Today it's Barr's turn.
Barr had a great video game, however, he'll require to be even much better against the 49ers.
The Vikings require Anthony Barr to blow up versus the 49ers. The 49ers use this person in a plethora of methods and might attempt to separate him on Barr, especially if he lines up in the backfield.
Player No. 3
Xavier Rhodes-- CB.
Xavier Rhodes' struggles this season have actually been well documented. When the once shut down corner was hardly ever targeted in games, there was a time. Quarterbacks would keep away from him understanding the opportunity of the pass being total was extremely slim. Those days are long over. Rhodes struggled early in the season to cover any receiver he was lined up versus. Teams became conscious of this and started throwing the ball at him with terrific success.
Going into the Saints video game, Rhodes being lined up versus Michael Thomas seemed like a huge inequality. Thomas was having one of the all-time greatest receiving seasons in the history of the league, and Rhodes could not cover a novice making his first start.
It was a pretty stunning performance from Rhodes, as no one saw this coming. He also got injured throughout the game however persisted until the end. Vikings fans will be keeping a close eye on Rhodes this Sunday to see if this one video game revival was a fluke or not. That will definitely help the Vikings chances of winning if he can continue to play how he did versus Michael Thomas and slow down either Emmanuel Sanders or Deebo Samuel.
Going into the Saints video game, Rhodes being lined up versus Michael Thomas seemed like a huge mismatch. Thomas was having one of the all-time greatest getting seasons in the history of the league, and Rhodes could not cover a rookie making his first start. Vikings fans will be keeping a close eye on Rhodes this Sunday to see if this one video game renewal was a fluke or not.