Vikings Open the Season Strong
It's always good to get that first win.
The Minnesota Vikings took care of the San Francisco 49ers today 24-16 at US Bank Stadium. Jimmy Garoppolo threw 3 picks and struggled to get the ball in the end zone while in the red zone.
According to the Daily Norseman, here's what they're saying after game 1,
Cousins had a solid outing in his Vikings regular-season debut. He threw for 244 yards and two touchdowns. He completed 20-of-36 passes, for a completion rate of 55.6%. Despite that shaky offensive line, it held up pretty good for Cousins.The way he was slinging passes was fun to watch, he really knows how to thread the needle when he throws through coverage.
He ran the ball four times for 26 yards. Late in the fourth quarter, Cousins was trying to grab the first down, so he took off and when he got close he dove head first into two defenders. The way he threw his head down when he dove was scary. It just would have been classic Minnesota Vikings if Cousins would have gotten hurt (even though that would be absolutely horrible to Kirk).
Boy, today he sure proved why he’s capable of being the best safety in the league. Smith led the team with eight total tackles (7 solo, 1 assist). He even managed to sack Jimmy Garoppolo, it only took him 2.9 seconds to sack him. Then, he stepped up big late in the game to help seal the deal with an interception. Ohh yeah, almost forgot about that fumble recovery.
The list goes on.
A great first win for the Vikes... Here are some locker room interviews below.
TE David Morgan
LB Anthony Barr
DE Danielle Hunter
WR Adam Thielen
K Daniel Carlson