Daily Norseman: Crossing The Line

For the second week in a row, the Minnesota Vikings defense will be facing a high-powered offense. The Dallas Cowboys offense was second in the league in yards per game, ranking only behind the New Orleans Saints who were first. The difference between the Cowboys and the Saints is the Cowboys only ranked 14th in points scored/game. The Saints were first (with the Vikes second).

The Vikings defense was able to not only contain Dallas, but shut them down. Can they repeat the trick this week? Daily Norseman hopes so:

Mismatches: The biggest mismatch on the field this past Sunday was Minnesota’s defensive line against Dallas’ offensive line. They were on Tony Romo like a fat man at a buffet from almost the first play, and didn’t let up until they had to loosen their belt buckle for fear of intestinal stomach rupture. I think Dallas’ offensive line is better than what New Orleans has to offer, especially at tackle. I think this is the biggest mismatch on the field, and one the Vikings must exploit if they are to win. If they don’t, New Orleans will be able to take advantage of the second biggest mismatch on the field: Drew Brees against the Vikings secondary. It’s not that the Vikings are void of talent, but if you let a guy like Brees get comfortable in the pocket and go through his progressions, he will shred the Vikings.

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