It will be season filled with firsts for Josh Allen. His first road test as a starting quarterback comes Sunday in Minnesota. Capturing his first win, well that will be long shot against one of the top defenses in the NFL.
“That’s statistically one of the best defenses in the league for the past couple of years.” Josh Allen said on Wednesday.
The Vikings allowed just under 16 points per game last season which was tops in the NFL. It’s only been two games but it’s been the same story in 2018. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense was held to just one touchdown last week.
In the season opener the Vikings intercepted Jimmy Garoppolo 3 times and allowed just one touchdown. In summation, the Vikings have faced two very good offenses and have allowed a grand total of 2 touchdowns.
The uphill battle for the rookie quarterback doesn’t end there. The Vikings have been one of the best home teams in the NFL over past few seasons. Since opening their new stadium in 2016 they have a 13-4 record.
“[It’s] a new stadium, and I heard it’s pretty loud in there. Those fans are going to be pretty amped up,” Allen said. “They’re a well coached team [with] a lot of vets on that side of the ball, so we have to come in, like I said, start fast, [and] just try and control the elements there.”
His first start at home against the Chargers was a challenge but this is jumping from the frying pan to the fire. Wide receiver Andre Holmes believes Allen has what it takes to battle the adversity that comes along with an NFL road game.
“Josh has a lot of poise,” wide receiver Andre Holmes added. “Like the saying poise in the noise, he has that. He should be fine.”
“The field is still 100 yards So, no matter where we travel, whether it’s at practice, our stadium an away stadium, it’s still 100 yards,” said Zay Jones. “Treat everything the same, block out the noise and just go out and play.”