The Vikings are sitting at 2-1 after winning two in a row since an opening loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
After three weeks, the Denver Broncos’ defense is statistically-speaking the best in the league, leading them to a 3-0 record and overpowering all offenses who dare challenge them. In Week 2, they took down the Detroit Lions and in Week 3, they totally dominated the San Diego Chargers 31-14. Teddy Bridgewater is completing 67.6 percent of his passes for 505 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.
On the season, the Minnesota Vikings average 149.7 yards in passing and 144.3 yards in rushing. Bridgewater also needs to stay off the ground as the Vikings’ O-line allows a lot of sacks. Defensively, the Vikings yield 243.0 yards in passing and 119.3 yards in rushing.
I’ll take the Denver Broncos to win this game by a touchdown.
If there was any question before about whether Adrian Peterson has returned, it can now safely be put to bed. Manning has thrown seven interceptions in his last five games. Harrison Smith leads the Vikings with 23 tackles, Everson Griffen has three sacks and Brian Robison has two pass deflections.
One would think that Adrian Peterson is the main player to watch for the Vikings, but not entirely.
Sunday, the Broncos welcome in an interesting foe in the Minnesota Vikings who are enjoying the talents of a resurgent Adrian Peterson (59 vehicle, 291 yards, 2 TD’s) thus far on the season.
On the season, the Denver Broncos average 233.7 yards in passing and 57.0 yards in rushing.
With a great running back like Peterson back in the National Football League, we get to see a few running that is truly transcendent in comparison to his peers.
In any event, defensive back David Bruton in words with the Denver media Monday, reported that defensive coordinator Wade Phillips should get all the credit for the Broncos’ success on that side of the ball. Danny is a freelance writer covering all things NFL.