McKinnon is much smaller and quicker and also has good hands, but has rarely been given opportunities to be a featured-type runner for the Vikings. "We will take 3-1 going back home". Treadwell was targeted twice and had no catches.
On Special teams I have to give punter Jeff Locke the nod. Four of his seven punts Sunday came in the second half. And, he was averaging almost 5 yards per carry on the ground (4.7) as well.
The Vikings defense pressured Matthew Stafford and dropped him for losses a total of six times. All of his catches came in the first half and all were for big first downs. He launched a 49-yarder that wasn't returned.
So when Tate's touchdown was overturned last weekend by replay review, triggering by obscure rule a 10-second runoff that sealed a victory for the unbeaten reigning NFC champion Falcons, the Vikings could relate to the feeling. He finished the game 16 of 30 for 219 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions (76.9 quarterback rating).
Yes, the Vikings lost. Waynes is still young and has time to grown into his body and mature as he enters his prime, but the former first-round pick continues to frustrate the fan base with his lack of consistency.
Things went from bad to worse on one play for the Minnesota Vikings. He appeared shaken up towards the end of the game. After Sunday, Anthony Zettel can be considered the 2017 version of an emerging playmaker. "I just have to go back and look in the mirror".
Minnesota's offense was hit or miss throughout, but it was able to put pressure on the Lions (3-1) late in the fourth quarter. The Lions didn't trust Robinson to handle Stafford's blind side all by himself. Minnesota DE Danielle Hunter, who had 12.5 sacks last season, had his first two sacks of the season.
"The guys play hard and we've been playing good defense except for a little hiccup in the last ball game", Detroit head coach Jim Caldwell said.
"Worried", defensive end Everson Griffen said. I pray for him, that everything comes out negative. Detroit finally scored a touchdown in the third quarter, as Ameer Abdullah scored from three yards out. While the Lions struggled in pass protection, their run blocking was solid. "So that was one of the things we wanted to make certain we did is make sure we could find some cracks in that defense".
"We knew it was going to be tough. Establish a new line of scrimmage".
"I thought the defense played their hearts out today".