Under the radar Vikings
12th Man Rising: Who is one under the radar offensive player and one defensive player for Minnesota that could have big impacts on Monday’s game?
Carlson: Offensively, watch out for Aldrick Robinson. Last week, he had a career-high in receptions and should continue to get looks with Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen and Kyle Rudolph getting a lot of attention in the passing game. He has also already caught four touchdowns this year, which is a career high for him and in just ten games played.
On defense, it has to be Anthony Harris. Stepping in for the injured Andrew Sendejo, Harris has looked like the guy they should be looking to lock down with a contract after this season to possibly be the new starter if they want to wipe the slate of Sendjo’s contract. He’s a hard-hitter and a ball-hawk, which are two things that Legion of Boom fans have to appreciate.
Who wins Monday night?
12th Man Rising: Who wins when the Vikings play the Seahawks on Monday and why?
Carlson: I am expecting an aggressive and angry Vikings team to take the field on Monday Night Football and show that the loss to New England where they shot themselves in the foot too many times isn’t an indicator of just how good this Minnesota squad can truly be.
For that reason, I’m taking the Vikings to get back on track offensively and have the defense continue to look good. However, that is if both Trae Waynes and Xavier Rhodes are good to go. If it is Holton Hill and Marcus Sherels in the secondary again, it might be a great night for Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.