Jets vs Vikings The Minnesota Vikings hit the road in Week 7 to play the New York Jets in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The two teams are two-game winning streaks and are hoping to make it three in a row on Oct. 21.
NFL Football Week 7
Jets vs Vikings
Date : Sunday, October 21
Time : 1:00 Pm Et
Minnesota Vikings vs New York Jets
Fans of the Vikings are getting a lot of info from the Minnesota media, but sometimes it’s good to get a look at the team from the opposing squad’s point of view. For that reason, we reached out to Luis Tirado Jr. from FanSided’s The Jet Press to give us a peek into how Jets fans feel about this game and the Vikings.
While the Jets are indeed a team on the rise, they still have a lot of work to be done in order to be a top contender in the AFC. At this point in time, they need to bolster their offensive line, add more offensive playmakers, and add another top pass rusher or two.
Viking fans should know that no matter what situation Darnold is in, whether ahead or behind in a football game, his demeanor is always the same. He’s always calm, cool, and collective and just puts his head down and grinds his way through on every drive to keep those chains moving.
To be honest, not many fans even cared about Cousins ultimately deciding to go to the Vikings instead of the Jets. It’s just that now that the Vikings are in town, fans are probably happier the Jets went the route that they did.
Cousins would have been a good option for the next two, maybe even three years but the Jets, even during this past offseason, are far from being contenders. At least now with Darnold, they potentially have a franchise quarterback that can hold the fort down for the next decade or so. Cousins hasn’t lit up the NFL and his performance so far with the Vikings has been decent but Darnold is clearly playing better at this point in the season.
On offense, keep an eye on running back Bilal Powell who has yet to score a rushing touchdown. Powell doubles up as a dual-threat due to his solid skill set to be a force to reckon with either on the ground or as a receiving option. With Crowell likely to be limited in action due to a foot injury, Powell will have a huge impact on this game.
On defense, linebacker Avery Williamson has been a pleasant surprise for the Jets as he has a knack at making big plays and pressuring quarterbacks, keep an eye on him.
The most intriguing matchup will be if veteran cornerback Morris Claiborne can stop wide receiver Adam Thielen. If anyone can contain Thielen for the first time this season, it’s Claiborne.
Huge thanks go out to Luis Tirado Jr. from FanSided’s The Jet Press for taking the time to answer our questions about the upcoming game between the Minnesota Vikings and New York Jets on Sunday, Oct. 21. Enjoy the game!