Vikings vs Jets: The Minnesota Vikings will head on the road to battle the New York Jets in a week 7 battle Sunday afternoon from MetLife Stadium. The Vikings are coming off a decisive 27-17 home win against the Cardinals, and the Jets notched a solid 42-34 home win over the Colts in their previous action. These teams last met in 2014 in a game the Vikings won 30-24.
The Minnesota Vikings enter this inter-conference battle hunting for their third straight win. They played strong defense in their 27-17 home win against Arizona last week. Kirk Cousins was sharp, collecting 233 passing yards with one TD against one INT. The 30-year old QB is living up to his lofty expectations, accumulating 1,921 passing yards with a 12:3 TD to INT ratio. Vikings’ leading rusher Latavius Murray came through with a spectacular effort against Arizona, racking up a season-high 155 rushing yards. The veteran RB has now tallied 261 rushing yards on the season. RB Dalvin Cook remains questionable again this week. Vikings #1 receiver Adam Thielen is one to watch. The 28-year old WR has tallied over 100 receiving yards in all six games played, and he leads the entire NFL with 712 receiving yards on the season. The Vikings offense has steadily produced this season led by their seventh-ranked passing game.
The Vikings defense was outstanding for the second straight game against the Cardinals, limiting them to only 269 total yards and only 61 rushing yards. The Vikings rush defense has been consistent this season, although they will give up a decent amount of yards in the air. Minnesota stands in second place in the NFC North, and they cannot afford to take the Jets lightly considering they have the high-scoring Saints in week eight followed by a big game against the Lions. Minnesota is scoring an average of 23.3 points, ranking them 18th overall. They are conceding an average of 24.7 points, pegging them 18th in the NFL.