Vikings fans apparently haven’t implemented Alex Boone’s advice yet.
Ed Werder of ESPN reports that the Vikings have been practicing for home games with simulated crowd noise, given the volume levels in the team’s new stadium.
There’s good reason for it. As Werder notes, the Vikings have five false-start penalties in two home games this year. On the road, they have none.
Still, the sound has generated a clear net benefit for the Vikings. On Monday night, Giants quarterback Eli Manning routinely was struggling to communicate with his linemen and running backs before the snap.