Vikings roll past Giants 28-10

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The Vikings had some turmoil to deal with during the week, but it didn’t stop them from finding a good groove against the Giants on Sunday.

Kirk Cousins threw two touchdowns to Adam Thielen and the defense sacked Daniel Jones four times en route to a 28-10 victory. The win moves the Vikings to 3-2 on the season and should quiet some concerns about the passing game for a few days.

Cousins was 22-of-27 for 306 yards overall and Thielen caught seven passes for 130 yards a week after airing his grievances about the offense. Stefon Diggs has had his own frustrations and may not be totally happy with three catches on four targets, but he made a big first down in the fourth quarter and the Vikings aren’t showing any desire to part ways with the wideout.

It’s a season high in passing yards for Cousins and the first time he’s gone over 300 yards since Week 11 last season. Dalvin Cook chipped in 132 of the team’s 211 rushing yards, so it’s fair to say that the offense was clicking on all fronts.

The same cannot be said of the Giants. The loss of Wayne Gallman to a concussion and the Vikings’ early move into the lead left the team pretty one-dimensional. Jones hit Darius Slayton for a 35-yard touchdown in the second quarter, but it was rough going for most of the first half. They moved the ball better after halftime, but failed to convert a fourth down from the 2-yard-line and had to settle for a field goal after a Vikings penalty gave them a first down at the 5-yard-line.

Jones was 21-of-38 for 182 yards and will now have a quick turnaround for his first matchup with the Patriots on Thursday night. There’s some hope that Saquon Barkley will be back from a sprained ankle and the Giants offense really missed him on Sunday.

The Vikings will host the Eagles in a test of whether their offense can keep it going against an opponent with a winning record.

36 responses to “Vikings roll past Giants 28-10

  1. Good win, but cousins needs to prove the naysayers wrong and win against a good football team and a winning record.

  2. I dont know why they didnt attack Chase Daniel like they did today with daniel jones, on to Philadelphia. A lot of football left.

  3. All the talk of losing to winning teams, meanwhile the Vikings blew the Raiders out, who are 3-2 right now.

    The whole world overreacted to one bad game in Chicago. This team is still a contender as long as Cousins doesn’t drag them down

  4. You can downplay the win if you want, but winning any game on the road is tough. Last week everyone was anointing the Bears the best team in the division, yet they wet the bed today against a bad Raiders team…. Not saying the Vikes are faves by any means but the media was totally over hyping the issues with the offense last week Except for the Cook fumble, it was a pretty efficient game on offense and the D made plays when it had to.

  5. Alan Light says:
    October 6, 2019 at 4:15 pm
    World Class bounceback on the road…as expected.

    How can a team be world class win they haven’t won a world championship?

  6. packmad1 says:
    October 6, 2019 at 4:20 pm
    The Vikes a terrible and injury depleted Giants and are ready to declare all problems solved. What a joke of an organization lol
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    And Packer fans are bragging about being in first place in week 4. What a joke of a fan base.

  7. tokyosandblaster says:
    October 6, 2019 at 5:03 pm
    ninefingers9 says:
    October 6, 2019 at 4:11 pm
    Tokyo, calling Tokyo…!

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    Hey! Guess what!

    You beat the lowly Giants without Saquon Barkley.

    …congrats?
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    Well….there you go again.
    The packers have beaten the lowly Vikings and the lowly Broncos so those wins don’t matter. Right Tokyo?

  8. tokyosandblaster says:
    October 6, 2019 at 5:47 pm
    I didn’t say that. In fact, I wasn’t going to say anything but there was taunting.
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    It’s hard for these trolls to remember most of these packer fans have 3-4 if not more alternate screen names.

  9. RMoss84HOF says:
    October 6, 2019 at 5:54 pm
    tokyosandblaster says:
    October 6, 2019 at 5:47 pm
    I didn’t say that. In fact, I wasn’t going to say anything but there was taunting.
    ————
    It’s hard for these trolls to remember most of these packer fans have 3-4 if not more alternate screen names
    ____
    It’s also hard to believe the multinamed cheese eater us so self unaware to realize most everyone knows which are his names.

  10. In this weeks most notable mediocre QB news Kirk has turned it around! And dak is not the guy.

    Next week Kirk will come up short against yet another team above .500 in the eagles at home and people will want him cut again and dak will roll over the jets and people will say jerry needs to pay him what he wants.

  11. Cousins is great against .500 and below teams. He looked like Unitas out there.

  12. The Vikings have a solid win and all I see are how obsessed they are with their big brother to the east. Sad.

    Then again, they have nothing else now that Khalil Mack has single-handedly ruined their franchise for the next decade.

  13. Wisconsin Is SUPERIOR! says:
    October 6, 2019 at 6:12 pm
    The Vikings have a solid win and all I see are how obsessed they are with their big brother to the east. Sad.
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    Your tram is playing yet your reading Vikings stories. Perhaps look in the mirror when talking about obsessed.

  14. With or without Barkley the Vikings beat the Giants. Next up the Eagles which should be a good game.The Eagles can run and throw the ball pretty well. Carson is a quality QB, should be fun game to watch. And the Vikings get the Eagles at home for a change.

  15. Anyone who thought the “Vikings were done” after the Loss to the Bears, is just as ridiculous as anyone thinking the “Vikings are back” after beating the Giants.

    Neither of those games/outcomes should be surprising. We played a playoff contender (Bears) and needed Cousins to be sharp = Cousins was awful.

    We played a poor team with several players injured (Giants) and Cousins could have been pedestrian = Cousins was great.

    This is the story of his Career: Cousins is a Great Quarterback when he only needs to be good; Cousins is a bad Quarterback when he needs to be Great.

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