The Minnesota Vikings are this week’s opponent for the Detroit Lions. While the Vikings don’t currently have a huge superstar offensive weapon like the days of Adrian Peterson or Randy Moss, they do have a team filled with talent on both sides of the ball.
The wide receiver duo of Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs currently rank second and third in the NFL in receiving yards, respectively. Everson Griffen is tied for fourth in the league with 4.0 sacks. Hell, even Case Keenum has the sixth-highest passer rating in the NFL (101.8).
So today’s Question of the Day is:
Which Vikings player will be the most dangerous to the Detroit Lions?
My answer: Everson Griffen. The Vikings’ best pass rusher has 8.5 sacks in 13 career games against the Lions, including 3.5 in his past four games.
On Wednesday, Griffen called the man he’ll likely be lining up against—left tackle Greg Robinson—“kind of lazy.” Whether he’s trying to play mind games or just being brutally honest, Griffen does seem to have a significant edge over Robinson.
Against the Giants, Robinson faced Olivier Vernon, one of the better edge rushers in the league, and gave up five hurries while committing two penalties. Griffen, in my opinion, is an even better pass rusher, so this matchup should scare the living bejesus out of Matthew Stafford.