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The Kist & Solak Show #21

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Average would be the best way to describe the Minnesota Vikings offense right now, but is it on the verge of something better? The Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles will find that out on Sunday when they welcome the Vikings to Lincoln Financial Field in a rematch of last years’ NFC Championship Game.

There’s plenty of reasons to think that this is just who the Vikings are offensively. Their offensive line is giving up pressures at a historic rate and there’s not much they can do about it in October. The anemic and ailing run game is not creating clear lanes and running back Dalvin Cook is still not close to 100% health as he nurses a hamstring injury.

Their one hope is Kirk Cousins dishing to his pair of wide receivers Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs. All three are playing well, but they’ve been unable to keep pace with enemy offenses and sustain consistent production behind shoddy line play. This all bodes well for an Eagles defense in need of a rebound and that is historically glass-eating at home.

Still, what can we expect from the Vikings offense schematically? We break that down on The Kist & Solak Show and also delve into some other topics. Along with the injury talk, we discuss the rumored trade for Le’Veon Bell and ponder if there are other running back or even safety options out there on the trade block.

All that and more on episode 21 of The Kist and Solak Show. Stream it on the media player below or click here if the player doesn’t load. As always, FLY EAGLES FLY!