After a very uninspiring pre-season and the league making us wait an extra day to start off our season, all I can say is… IT WAS WORTH IT! We dismantled the Saints!!!!
1. The Offensive Line – It all started here! 5 different guys starting from last years debacle. They not only kept Bradford clean only allowing 1 sack, but they opened up huge holes for the Running game.
2. Sam Bradford- 27 for 32 for 346 yards 3 TDs an INCREDIBLE 95.2 QBR and a 143 Rating!!! 3 of his incompletions were drops by Cook. Could not ask for a better game!!
3. Dalvin Cook – 127 yards on 22 carries breaking AP’s record for rushing yards in the first game of a rookie. Additionally he had 3 catches for 10 yards.
4. Stefon Diggs – 7 catches for 93 yards and 2 TDs
5. Adam Thielen – 9 catches for 157 yards. The Two of them were open all night and had an amazing game!!
6. The Defensive Front 7 – After not looking so good in the pre-season, and AP’s first carry against us went for 9 yards, I was a bit concerned. In the end they only allowed 60 yards on 21 carries for a 2.9 yard average!!
7. Defensive Backs – Not a bad game, but not a great game for them either. However they did keep the Saints out of the end zone until the saints scored a meaningless touchdown with about 2 minutes left in the game.
8. Pat Shurmur – Great game plan especially after that pre-season!!
Hopefully the team continues to play at this level all season, and we just may have a Home Game in the Super Bowl!!