Inquiries Answered: Hockenson’s Revenge, Jefferson OPOY Update, Joseph Treated?
The subsequent queries are about existing Minnesota Vikings subjects, answered by PurplePTSD. Today is the December 7th version, dealt with in a from-the-hip trend. If you have issues, please email them to [email protected].
Also, you should be aware: These are view-based mostly responses. Some answers will be incorrect from time to time. But we’ll try out to continue to keep that to a minimal.
Q: Do you imagine T.J. Hockenson will address Sunday’s showdown like a “revenge” match?
A: To a diploma, certainly.
Former players of a selected team often hope to shine against their ex-squad. But Hockenson does not audio like he retains any ill will towards Detroit — and probably even enjoys that he still left town. The Vikings are profitable, and the Lions are not.
Nonetheless, this without a doubt feels like a activity where by Hockenson could slap 80+ yards and a landing on his previous crew. All athletes crave these former-crew times.
Q: Is Justin Jefferson even now favored to gain Offensive Participant of the Yr?
A: No, he’s in a minor difficulties on that front.
Jefferson will possible have to earn the acquiring yards crown from Tyreek Hill and Stefon Diggs to win the OPOY award. And last weekend, Jefferson only tallied 45 receiving yards, falling driving Hill by 102 yards for the period-lengthy race.
For now, Hill and Jalen Hurts have much better odds to earn the award, but a mammoth sport for Jefferson at Detroit could once more flip the discussion. The award is likely Hill’s to drop unless Jefferson gains on the -102 rate in the future five game titles. Retain an eye on Hurts, much too.
Q: Following Greg Joseph’s great recreation in opposition to the Jets, can we contemplate him treated?
A: No, he is a Vikings kicker and therefore can never ever be viewed as entirely trusted.
Joseph was certainly flawless against the Jets — an encouraging omen for the rest of the year. In addition, for every the law of averages, if Joseph is a excellent NFL kicker, he need to be sitting on consecutive extensive-subject-target and added-position streaks. He skipped so several to start the 2022 year that he must be mathematically destined to straighten out.
But once more, these are Vikings kickers we’re speaking about, so who the hell is familiar with?
Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the College of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs just about every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sal Spice. His Viking fandom dates again to 1996. Stated guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doorways (the band).