Week 7 of the NFL season has the New York Jets coming off a big win over the Indianapolis Colts. After a three game losing streak the Jets have righted the ship and climbed back to a .500 record and contention in the AFC East. Today they look to make it three in a row against a very tough Minnesota Vikings team. If the Jets are to make a playoff run they need to take care of business at home against a few tough teams like this.
The Vikings come into the game tied for second in the NFC North with a 3-2-1 record. The Jets will see old friend Sheldon Richardson in this game, as well as 2018 free agent target Kirk Cousins, who used the Jets as leverage to obtain the offer he really wanted with the Vikings.
On offense the Vikings are reliant on the passing game, featuring one of the league’s best pass catching duos in Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen. The Vikings ground game has been mostly missing in action, as second year running back Dalvin Cook has been injured much of the season and will be out for this game. The Vikings defense has only been average so far this year; however, it is a very talented group which is fully capable of shutting opponents down.
The Jets come into the game hurting. Starting cornerbacks Trumaine Johnson and Buster Skrine will miss the game with injuries, leaving cornerbacks Darryl Roberts and rookie Parry Nickerson the unenviable task of covering the Vikings’ outstanding receivers in their stead. On offense the Jets will be missing receivers Quincy Enunwa, who is hurt, and Terrelle Pryor, who was recently cut, leaving only Jermaine Kearse and Robby Anderson as established NFL receivers for rookie quarterback Sam Darnold to throw to. The weather will be extremely blustery, perhaps forcing the two teams to rely on the ground game, which may favor the Jets.
It’s the Jets and the Vikings going at it in a windy MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Leave your comments in the section cleverly marked “comments” below. Enjoy the game everybody.