4. Will the Vikings be even more cautious with Sam Bradford this week, coming off Case Keenum's monster performance (369 yards, 3 TDs, QB3 overall) in the blowout of Tampa and with an extra day to prepare in Week 5 before visiting the Bears on Monday night?
It's worth considering (more than our advice last week to avoid Minnesota's passing game with Keenum, apparently). If Sam Bradford's backup has ever had a better day than Sunday, it was last season in Detroit: 321 passing yards and four total TDs. Now, this doesn't appear to be the same Detroit 'D,' but the Vikings' offense — both schematically and support-wise — is far superior to the Rams outfit Keenum was working with.
At least we wrote on Friday that Dalvin Cook was a safe play? Minnesota's dynamic rookie workhorse handled a career-high 27 carries and five receptions and is now averaging north of 23 touches and 123 scrimmage yards per game.
And he hasn't been the most impressive player on his team. Stefon Diggs' 17.2-yard average leads all NFL pass catchers with 15 or more grabs. His four touchdowns tie a career high and are more than halfway to his scoring production in his first 27 games.
Diggs and Adam Thielen garnered the attention from Keenum for a second consecutive week to plug them in vs. Detroit as WR2 and WR3, respectively, if nothing changes behind center.