Winners and Losers:Week two

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The Vikings fall to the packers in Lambeau. The team played terribly in the first half and made multiple mistakes throughout the game that kept them from being able to win. 

Winners: 

Defensive tackle Hercules Mata’afa 

Hercules wasn’t used much but when he was he made an impact. Being able to disrupt Rodgers and recover a fumble on a Packer snap. Fans should be excited for his growth as the season goes on. 

Safety Jayron Kearse 

The entire defense was beat up in the first quarter, but after Zimmer made adjustments Jayron started to make plays. His pass break and couple of tackles for loss were key to keeping the Vikings in the game. 

Punter Britton Colquitt 

Colquitt had a good day punting the ball despite being asked to do so, many times. He was even able to pin the Packers inside their own one yard line on one of his punts. 

Honorable mentions: 

Running back Dalvin cook 

Running back Alexander Mattison 

Losers: 

Head coach Mike Zimmer 

Zimmer did not have his players ready to play Rodgers. He didn’t have the right matchups and his blitzes were poor, and not timed well. Jayron Kearse in the slot against Adams was not smart, and playing zone coverage to open the game led to several big plays. 

Offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski 

While it’s great the Vikings were able to run the ball, running backs don’t win game. Stefanski’s play calling was downright awful at points in the game. It was predictable and put the Vikings in third and long too many times. 

Quarterback Kirk Cousins 

This is what results from an offseason of coaches limiting the quarterback, and over  emphasizing the run game. Kirk looked like he had no clue what to do and threw two very bad interceptions in the game. Zimmer wanted to take the ball out of Cousins hands,but when he needed him most he was unable to pull through. It’s early in the season, so not time to write off Cousins, but it’s gonna take a team effort to get the passing attack going. 

Honorable mentions:

Cornerback Xavier Rhodes 

Defensive tackle Shemar Stephen 

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  • #52695
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    Deshawn
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    The Vikings fall to the packers in Lambeau. The team played terribly in the first half and made multiple mistakes throughout the game that kept them f
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    Losers in Week 2: Vikings fans.

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    Yeah we fans can lose it sometime ~ I have a lot of questions but I’m riding the storm out to see what happens ~ I’m nowhere near ready to give up on this team ~ I want lie Kevin Stefanski offensive scheme has me worried ~ It like Kirk and his receivers are off just enough to be causing issues ~ I remember Stefanski saying he was going to take bits and pieces from all the offenses he has coached in when making up his playbook ~ Best of the best kind of thing ~ I’m wondering if it too complicated this early in the season ~ Maybe he needs to scale it back a little or simplified Zim has talked about miscommunication on offense, frustration with penalties~ https://www.vikings.com/video/mike-zimmer-kirk-cousins-dalvin-cook-penalty-vikings-packers

    A 1~2 start is not going to be the kind of push the coaching staff is looking for when everyone is in line for new contracts or out of a job ~ Not the kind of position Stefanski wants to find himself in because Zim has shown he will make the move and Daddy Kubiak might be looking very good to Zim about now ~ Just guessing because I really do not have a clue ~ Which is the case most of the time ~ LOL

    As always remember I know just enough to get us all in trouble ~

    Cheers

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    Oh here are my winners and losers

    Running back Cook & Mattison top my list ~I agree with you Deshawn on the other making the list ~ Cook & Mattison are carrying the offense through the first two weeks ~

    Hercules has been my surprise dark horse through the preseason and the first two games on the DL~

    I can not say I disagree with you on your picks for losers ~

    Cheers

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