I’d love to be optimistic hosting the Vikings, but I’m not. We’ve lost our last three against them, and that defense really gives Stafford problems. We won’t be able to run, and we’ll see a ton of double-A gap blitzes and a lot of pressure on Stafford.
On the other side of the ball, I don’t see us being able to contain their rushing attack or cover Thielen or Diggs in our much ballyhooed man-to-man scheme.
The only way I see us winning this game is if Patricia schemes up something really nice that makes Cousins totally implode. I’ll give that about a 30% chance of happening. Minny is 4th in DVOA - they are super talented and well coached. The type of team I trust in Week 7, and trust zero in the playoffs.