Jacksonville Jaguars defense: 3 Minnesota Vikings to watch
The Jaguars defense will face a talented Vikings offense in week 13.
The 1-10 Jacksonville Jaguars will go head-to-head with a 5-6 Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, December 6th. While both teams haven’t had much success this season, this match-up isn’t going to be an easy one for Jacksonville. The Jaguars and Vikings are both weak in the same areas but there are three specific players the Jaguars defense must keep an eye out for.
Despite what mainstream media wants to acknowledge, Kirk Cousins is having a very decent season. He’s thrown for 2,768 yards, 23 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions. While he has one of the worst interception percentages in the league, he’s completed 68.13% (top 12) of his passes and has a 7.2% TD percentage, which is third-best in the league behind Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson. He also had a 12 to 1 touchdown to interception ratio in the month of November.
Jaguars main challenge: Vikings MVP Dalvin Cook
Dalvin Cook has easily proved he’s more valuable than the 41st overall pick he was drafted at. He’s shaping up to be the best running back in the league and is currently second in rushing yards and first in rushing touchdowns. Cook continues to be a force to be reckoned with and is setting several franchise records.
The Jaguars’ run defense is a serious weakness for them right now and it will take a tremendous effort to contain Dalvin Cook and the Vikings’ run game.
Even after being drafted in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, Justin Jefferson has been a pleasant surprise for the Vikings and is arguably the best rookie wide receiver in the league. Through 11 games he has 918 yards and six touchdowns on 52 receptions.
Jefferson was drafted to be Stefon Diggs’ replacement and you could say it has worked out well for the Vikings so far.