After watching last weeks game at Tennessee, the Minnesota Vikings offense looked flat. What can recently acquired quarterback Sam Bradford bring that will help the Vikings offense the most?
Watching last weeks game at Tennessee, most fans could see that the Minnesota Vikings offense was not the group that won the game. The defense stepped up big to create two touchdowns and change the game. Those two defensive scores helped result in a win for the team.
The fantasy football community was in awe that running back Adrian Peterson was held to 32 yards on 19 carries. It was like de ja vu watching the game, as last seasons week one matchup resulted in a similar stat line for Peterson, 31 yards.
As this was Peterson’s first game of the season, not playing a snap in the preseason, you could make the argument that he needed to shake off the rust.
Another argument could be made that it is hard for any running back, AP or not, to find holes when facing nine players in the box. Going back and watching the game again, the Titans were stuffing the box all game. They simply out numbered the Vikings front line.
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Having Shaun Hill at quarterback makes the Minnesota Vikings offense more predictable. Hill does not present a legitimate passing threat, which allows opposing teams to stack the box. The titans knew that we were going to give the ball to Adrian.
Even with Teddy Bridgewater at quarterback last season, our offense was predictable at most times.
If Sam Bradford can do anything to help this team, it will be creating a vertical passing threat. This will keep the opposing defense honest. They will not be able to stack the box, which in turn will create more room for Peterson. If they do stack the box, it will create matchups that Bradford can impose on in the passing game.
Bradford has never had talent like this around him, throughout his career. Hopefully the line can hold up and he can create chemistry with the wide receivers quickly. We will see Sunday Night.