Vikings improve to 3-1 with a 28-25 victory over the Saints in London. Chicago Bears next, Week 5!
The Minnesota Vikings trip to London this year was a success! They beat Saints 28-25 in what turned out to be a thrilling London game. The Saints Defense was able to keep their team in the game by forcing Minnesota to kick 5 field goals, although the 5th and final kick turned out to be the game winner for the Vikings. Saints Kicker, Will Lutz, had an attempt to send the game to overtime with 2 seconds left. Instead, his 61-yard attempt DOUBLE-DOINKED the post and crossbar and returned to the field of play resulting in an exhilarating final for Minnesota! The Saints came into the game with a crazy number of starters out due to injuries including their starting QB, RB, WR1, and G (amongst others). Justin Jefferson did get back on track with a big game, but other than him, nobody in the game really stood out. A win is a win and I will take that every Sunday for the Vikings!
The Vikings, now sitting at 3-1, will head back home and host the Chicago Bears. Chicago is not a good team and is currently sporting the 2nd worst offense in the league. The Vikings need to start fast and build a 2 score lead right away. If they let the Bears stick around, it could give them some confidence to force this game into another nail biter like the last weeks have been. Currently, the Vikings come into the game as 7.5 point favorite with a 44 o/u line. I predict a 27-17 Vikings win to improve to 4-1, and 3-0 in the division. Let's go, Vikings! Kick the sh*t out of the Bears!