Cowboys visit Vikings for sixth straight win


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Cowboys visit Vikings for sixth straight win

Cowboys enter the duel as the best attack in the NFL against a Vikings looking for their third win in a row

In March, when The Dallas Cowboys offered Dak Prescott a four-year, $ 160 million deal, including $ 66 million at signing, the team was questioned for doing business from the heart and not with the head.

The doubts were justifiable, considering Prescott was coming off a horrendous ankle injury and the Cowboys had questions to answer that extended well beyond the quarterback position.

Now, the doubts have been cleared and the investment of Dallas not only seems safe, but smart. After all, no team has been more productive on offense than the Cowboys, who will seek their sixth straight win on Sunday when they visit the Minnesota Vikings (3-3).

The Cowboys come into the game with the best attack in the NFL, a unit that averages 34.1 points per game, an incredibly similar production (32.8) to what the team had in the first five days of 2020, until the time of Prescott’s injury.

That production had Dallas going 2-3. Ultimately, the Cowboys were out of the playoffs for the second year in a row. This year, their 5-1 record allows them to control their division, with a favorable schedule on the horizon..

The difference in the line of wins is not exclusively attributable to Prescott’s production or an offense full of talent at all positions, but also to a defense that went from being the 28th worst in the NFL in 2020 to a unit capable of containing what you need to your opponents.

This Sunday that defense would be put to the test. Not only does he have a balanced team like the Minnesota Vikings facing him, but Prescott may be physically limited. with a calf discomfort.

But it’s hard to detract from a defense that comes in with the second-most steals (14) in the entire NFL, including seven cornerback interceptions. Trevon diggs. That can’t be good news for Kirk Cousins ​​and a Vikings looking for their third straight win.

Cousins ​​has 13 touchdown passes for just two interceptions this season, but has lost in five of his last six starts to Dallas.. Fortunately, you don’t have to go it alone. Count on explosive running back Dalvin Cook to put Dallas’s renewed defense to the test, which ranks fifth in the entire NFL against the run.

A Dallas win on Sunday could catapult the team to new heights, especially considering that none of his next three rivals boasts a winning record. But it’s impossible to miss a Minnesota team, whose three losses this season have been by a total of 11 points.

The last time Tom brady he ran into the Saints in the regular season, left the stadium with the worst loss of his brilliant career in tow.

A couple of months later, it was Brady and the Bucs who had the last laugh, eliminating New Orleans on the road in the divisional round of the playoffs. in what would eventually be the last game of Drew Brees’ career.

With Brady still in full swing at 44, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers visit New Orleans armed with a powerful attack and riding a wave of 14 wins in their last 15 games., including the Super Bowl. That might be too much for some Saints who continue to search for their identity in the post-Brees era.

The Saints have won the last five meetings against the Bucs on the regular schedule, but that was when Brees was and Brady wasn’t.. Now, the roles have been exchanged. The only good news for New Orleans is that its defense is up to any challenge.

The Saints defense have not allowed more than 27 points in any game this season and have left the opposition 13 or less three times., including Aaron Rodgers and the Packers on the first Sunday of the season. But it is not the same to face Daniel Jones, Mac Jones, Taylor Heinecke or Geno Smith than to run into the current champions.

Tampa Bay averages 33.7 points per game and Brady leads the entire NFL in passing yards (2,275) and touchdown passes (21). And with a game of four touchdown passes on Sunday, he would seize another pair of records that he currently shares with Brees, the most games with three (97) and four (37) touchdown passes in league history.

The eighth week began on Thursday, with the triumph of Green bay packers by 24-21 in the field of Arizona cardinals, who lost their undefeated status in the campaign.

Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdown passes to Randall Cobb for Green Bay (7-1), while Kyler murray suffered a painful interception at the end for the Cardinals (7-1).

The activity will continue on Sunday with the following meetings: Panthers (3-4) in Atlanta (3-3); Dolphins (1-6) in Buffalo (4-2); 49ers (2-4) in Chicago (3-4); Steelers (3-3) in Cleveland (4-3); Eagles (2-5) in Detroit (0-7); Rams (6-1) in Houston (1-6); Titans (5-2) in Indianapolis (3-4); Bengals (5-2) in NY Jets (1-5); Patriots (3-4) in LA Chargers (4-2); Jaguars (1-5) in Seattle (2-5); and Washington (2-5) in Denver (3-4).

The date concludes on Monday night with the visit of the Giants (2-5) to the Chiefs (3-4), who are coming off their worst offensive production since Patrick Mahomes took over at Kansas City.

Raiders (5-2) and Ravens (5-2) have their week off.


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