- Matt Williamson, ESPN.com
After watching the Week 6 matchups, Scouts Inc. shares its 10 key observations:
1. Brett Favre is growing more comfortable in Minnesota: The Vikings' passing attack is really developing and becoming quite dangerous under QB Brett Favre. RB Adrian Peterson was excellent as usual against Baltimore, but it was the passing game that allowed Minnesota to jump ahead early. The Vikings didn't get much from dynamic WR Percy Harvin, but WR Sidney Rice and TE Visanthe Shiancoe were both very impressive and they look to be players with the arrow going up on their respective careers. Rice was more than any of the Ravens' cover men could handle and made plays after the catch. Shiancoe is the red zone target of choice.
2. New York Giants' coverage issues: New Orleans' passing attack obviously got the better of the Giants' coverage, and the Saints exposed a major weakness. Collectively, the Giants' linebackers and safeties are not good enough in coverage. QB Drew Brees had a lot of success attacking the middle of the field at all levels. Of course, New York doesn't face a passing attack this potent every week, but you can be sure that Andy Reid and others will take notice of this vulnerability. And who knows? Maybe the Giants will run into the Saints again.
3dEric D. Williams
2dMel Kiper Jr.