What is the magic formula to winning? I know there are plenty of those who think they have got that figured out, but............there is no magic formula, teams win in many ways, the real formula is...........whatever it takes................
Congrads to the Colts/Luck on win #1 in the new era. There are still some concerns, the running game was not impressive, 30-84 (2.8 avg) the O-line didn't look too good in the beginning (again) then Satele went out, but I didn't really notice any dropoff, with the re shuffled line. Last week was Reggie's day, this week it was Avery's (9-111) although Reggie was still productive (6-71-TD)
The defense played very good, limiting Peterson and company to under 100 yds rushing (90 yds, 3.7 avg) and 4 sacks. Will Angerer get his starting job back? Just kidding (again) I mentioned that after Fokou's monster game in the pre season, now Freeman, he had a pick-six last week and this week, a team high 13 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble, gotta feel really good about the ILB's group (including Conner) Mathis had another sack ( 3 for the year) along with
Hughes and Conner. I was hoping/expecting big years for Powers and Bethea and the early grades are very good.
Special teams: still not seeing a significant upgrade on the coverage units and was expecting the return game to be a weapon, thus far that hasn't materialized (it's only 2 games) what was special was the kickers, McAfee averaged just under 55 yds on 5 punts, including a 75 yarder-are you kidding me!! (officially 64) and Adam went 3-3 on field goals, including a very impressive 53 yarder for the game winner.
Keeping in mind, the Vikings are not a very good team and didn't play a very good game (11 penalties for 105 yds-critical) and a turnover (critical) it still counts in the standings, did someone say winning streak? Next up, division foe Jacksonville, who has not looked very good in their first 2 games.