Analysis

Ill-Advised Trick Play Helped Lead to Vikings’ Loss, Elimination vs. Giants

Trick plays in the NFL are exciting, and the well-timed use of them can lead teams to win. That includes in the postseason, with the Steelers executing one in Super Bowl XL to beat the Seahawks, and the Eagles running the Philly Special in a Super Bowl LII win over the Patriots. There is a time and place to try and run those type of plays, however. The Minnesota Vikings picked the wrong moment to try and run their own version of the Philly Special in their Wild Card game against the New York Giants, and it helped lead to the team’s postseason elimination.

Analysis

Giants QB Daniel Jones Can Make Every Throw He’ll Need

Much has been made of a franchise quarterback’s need for elite “arm talent” in the modern NFL. Matt Cassel explains why Daniel Jones is a perfect example of a QB who can make plays and get the job done, even without a rocket arm like Patrick Mahomes or Josh Allen.

Analysis

Giants’ Playoff Win Proves Daniel Jones is Top-10 NFL QB

The Giants and Vikings went down to the wire in Minnesota’s Week 16 win over New York, and many were geared up for another tight matchup on Super Wild Card Weekend. That’s what we got, and Greg Jennings explains how Daniel Jones used the opportunity to show the NFL he belongs.

Analysis

Don’t Blame Kirk Cousins for Vikings’ Playoff Loss vs. Giants

Kirk Cousins ended the Vikings’ season with a turnover on downs after completing a fourth-down pass short of the sticks in the wild-card round against the Giants. Despite the final play, Robert Smith explains why you can’t blame Cousins for Minnesota’s shortcomings.

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