I think we really need Winfield back given the injury to EJ. Our young corners filled in admirably, but they are not a long-term solution at this point in their development.
Howdy Vikes fans. Big Bengals fan here. I've been lurking on your forums for a few days now trying to gauge what you guys think of the big game this weekend, but haven't seen much.
What do you think your boys need to do to notch a win? What are you worried about as far as Cincinnati goes?
Personally, I believe we can stop any running attack (but having Peko out truly concerns me) and that we can run on anyone. We play in a division that truly focuses on those two areas, and have dominated the other 3 teams this year. Add our two top-flight corners into the mix and I think we can take away most teams' top two receivers. However, we've been having a pretty rough go with the screen game, slot receivers, and tight ends. Shianco (sp?) scares me a bit because of that, but I read that he's questionable for the game. Whats wrong with him? Also, since we're more of a "between the tackles" type of running team, the Williams brothers give me a little concern. I was shocked to see EJ's horrific injury...has Jasper Brinkley seen any significant playing time this season?
Anyway, here's hoping to an exciting game and that both teams can come out of it healthy and ready for a deep playoff run. :)