Mike Zimmer: Sunday was best offensive performance since I became Vikings head coach

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The Vikings went into Sunday’s game against the Seahawks without running back Dalvin Cook, but his absence didn’t stop them from thriving offensively.

Kirk Cousins threw for 323 yards, Alexander Mattison ran for 112, and the Vikings scored points on six of their eight possessions during a 30-17 win over the Seahawks. After the game, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said that the offensive outing was at the top of the list of performances that the team’s put forth during his tenure.

“I told the team that it’s the best offensive performance that I’ve seen in the eight years that I’ve been here,” Zimmer said, via the team’s website.

Cousins has been sharp in all three of the team’s games and heads into Week Four with a 73.9 completion percentage, eight touchdowns, and no interceptions. That didn’t get the Vikings over the hump in the first two weeks, but they now have a win on the board and can expect more to come if Cousins keeps playing at this level.

11 responses to “Mike Zimmer: Sunday was best offensive performance since I became Vikings head coach

  1. If the defense plays more like it did in the second half and less like the first two and a half games they won’t need lights out offense just to stand a chance of winning games.

  2. Those refs extending the drive on that phantom pass interference, and giving Minnesota all the momentum literally changed a Seahawks blowout to a Minnesota win.

    Fact.

  3. Congratulations to the Vikings for finally getting that elusive first win of the season. And they did it without Delicate Dalvin!

  4. Cousins is quietly very good. He’s worth his compensation, which is no longer a focal point. He’s not the reason for any Viking shortcomings.

    ……but, you can’t fix his bland, apple-polishing personality. That comes natural.

  5. Well Viking fans, your team made Chillyball look bad. However, I’m a man of my word, so no more post until after Halloween.

    Actually, I’m happy for your coach. My beef is with Spielman.

  6. The offense was expected to be good, but the defense was also expected to be improved, and that remains debatable. In large part Seattle’s poor second half offensive performance was the result of the Vikings’ offense holding the ball on long drives. The CBs, particularly Breelund, are playing soft and there sure seems to be a push through the Viking D-line on runs whenever Pierce is taking a breather (and Weatherly failing to contain).

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