It should be a win for us. But it's a road game, and a Thursday night where we historically suck. Time to see if this patchwork offensive line can withstand crowd noise and stay composed. I'm more worried about how our young team faces a road game with high expectations than I am the opponent.
Given that Anderson has been targeted less than most expected coming into the season given his time playing with Darnold at the Jets, and the fact that one of those targets resulted in a 56 yard TD bomb, this stat is probably just low sample size and one big outlier at this point.
Watching the games, it feels like CMC is picking up a ton of targets for dump offs and short completions that they probably jury rigged for Anderson last season when CMC was out. Right now Anderson seems kind of in a holding pattern production wise in that he's best used for the deep ball, but our OL is suspect to say the least holding up long enough for the deep ball to develop. With the additions of Marshall and Arnold and CMC's return, there just are a lot more options for shorter passes.