Minnesota Vikings: Sam Bradford clearly in charge of offense

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford throws during training camp

This year they added LBs Elijah Lee and Ben Gedeon, and DT Jaleel Johnson through the draft.

Monday night's game received a lot of hype. "Obviously we're planning and game-planning New England, but we can't allow some of those mistakes to happen again".

Peterson was disappointed with his return to Minnesota, only finishing with 18 yards from six carries.

The Saints struggled in every facet of their offense against the Vikings. Diggs finished the game with 7 catches for 93 yards receiving and 2 touchdowns. Vikings rookie Dalvin Cook stole the show in his debut, running for 127 yards on 22 carries to break Peterson's franchise record for most rushing yards by a rookie in his debut. Thomas had a team-high 129 rushes for 625 yards and nine touchdowns. The Saints ran for 57 total yards, Brees was under pressure most of the game and was sacked once by Everson Griffen.

He was staring daggers into the back of Payton's head, and apparently yelling something at his coach. Peterson also, had some choice words for Sean Payton on the sideline during the game. However, they only converted four of 11 third downs on Monday night. In addition to allowing two touchdowns on slow coverage reads, Vaccaro's 1.57 Yards/Cover Snap (per PFF) was one of the league's worst. By then, the Saints would still have to play three of the four teams from last year's playoffs (Lions, Packers and Falcons), as well as three additional games in the division. They're all hard to tackle.

Starting left tackle Terron Armstead is also missing from the Saints OL as he recovers from a shoulder injury. Coincidentally or not, Drew Brees never found a rhythm. Over the last three seasons, they have given up the most points in the NFL. But unless things improve, the New Orleans Saints won't have a choice.

New Orleans has a very young and inexperienced secondary, and this was glaringly obvious on Monday night. In the second half, the Saints could go with the hot hand, as runners usually get better as they get a feel for the blocking, defense and the game in general.

"They took a chance on me, bringing me into this organization, so it's important for me to come out here and compete for those guys", Cook said. They have outstanding defensive end play much like he had in Cincinnati, that's a formable group. Jordan hasn't missed a game in five years and has played in over 90 percent of all plays.

Given a full offseason to implement his offense, Pat Shurmur showed the Saints' defense many unique looks and took advantage of their lack of experience playing together. Back in 2009, the last time the Patriots were here, the Saints dominated, 38-17 arguable their biggest statement win in route to a Super Bowl.

It's true, Dalvin Cook doesn't have the same skillset as the erstwhile Purple Jesus, and he's certainly not as talented as #28 was when he came into the league, but that's not to say he's not a good player and a great prospect. An extremely slow start could leave them buried in the dust of their NFC South rivals beyond any hope of recovery.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump voting fraud panel member lamented adding Democrats, 'mainstream' Republicans
Sep 15, 2017 - 00:47
Hassan's margin was slimmer - 1,017 votes out of almost three-quarters of a million cast. That means they now live in the state and intent to stay for a definite period of time .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top How Analysts Rated Meggitt plc (LON:MGGT) Last Week?
Sep 15, 2017 - 00:45
With 242,100 avg volume, 5 days are for Arbor Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:ABR)'s short sellers to cover ABR's short positions. It fall, as 377 investors sold Alcoa Corp shares while 9 reduced holdings. 157 funds opened positions while 606 raised stakes.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Angelina Jolie Speaks on her 'Difficult Year' as she covers People Magazine
Sep 14, 2017 - 01:20
The brunette beauty has admitted she doesn't like being single , but she says having her children be there for her has been the biggest blessing.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Boris Johnson vows 'long term' recovery push for hurricane-hit territories
Sep 14, 2017 - 01:20
At least 30 people have been confirmed dead including one in Anguilla and five in the British Virgin Islands . Mr Johnson said that 50 police officers were flying to the UK's overseas territories to help restore order.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top North Korea, US delegates exchange fiery remarks on UN sanctions
Sep 14, 2017 - 01:18
The U.S. estimates about 93,000 North Koreans are now working overseas , the official said. The agency estimates North Korea crude imports at about 10,000 barrels a day.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Jose still in the Atlantic: NOT an imminent United States threat
Sep 14, 2017 - 01:18
The much talked about Hurricane Jose was supposed to follow Irma's path and cause destruction to the already ravaged Caribbean. For the European weather model, a recurvature out to sea or a landfall in New England or Canada were the preferred solutions.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top How Canelo-GGG could unfold
Sep 14, 2017 - 01:15
Whether it's Canelo or Golovkin, or even Billy Joe, I would fight anyone who has got that IBF title if I'm given the shot. He is a few years older than Canelo but I don't agree that he is ageing yet.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ted Cruz dodges saying who liked pornographic video on Twitter
Sep 13, 2017 - 00:44
Some users joked that they were "taken aback", Cruz's way of remembering the anniversary of the September 11 . attacks. This is not the first time that the senator has been connected with pornography.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Census Bureau: US household income up 3.2%; poverty rate dips in Northeast
Sep 13, 2017 - 00:42
The 12.7 percent poverty rate in 2016 was a decrease of 0.8 percentage points from 13.5 percent in 2015, it said. Asian-Americans reported the highest household incomes, at $81,431, which was little changed from 2015.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Steve Mnuchin signals higher taxes for hedge funds
Sep 13, 2017 - 00:41
Trump campaigned on the promise of cutting the corporate tax rate to 15%, but Mr Mnuchin said that the goal would be hard to achieve.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Volkswagen Group To Introduce 80 Electrified Vehicles By 2025
Sep 13, 2017 - 00:41
People who don't understand the reference should go to an online German-English dictionary and type in "Volkswagen". Tesla has started to roll out the $35,000 Model 3 to broaden its appeal and stem billions of dollars in losses.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Chapman earns highest ranking yet in US News & World Report list
Sep 13, 2017 - 00:41
In the national rankings, Hillsdale College is 71 on the list of best national liberal arts colleges , up from 83 a year ago. Among public universities, LSU is ranked 48 among high school counselors out of 162 public universities listed.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top West Ham end dry spell with 2-0 win
Sep 13, 2017 - 00:41
The Hammers' finishing was poor - with Cheikhou Kouyate, James Collins , Jose Fonte and Antonio all squandering chances. Missing Marko Arnautovic , he allows Javier Hernandez and Michail Antonio to play off him and use the space he creates.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Haryana police quiz Ryan Group's CEO
Sep 13, 2017 - 00:38
The arrests came after the Haryana government ordered a criminal case against the school for the crime. Neerja Batra, the acting principal of the school, is now hospitalised.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Rugby Championship: Australia and South Africa draw 23-23
Sep 12, 2017 - 00:48
The 23-year-old Louw, who weighs 130kg, will join the Springboks in Auckland on Monday ahead of their Test against the All Blacks next weekend.