Adam Thielen: New offense was “attacking and attacking and attacking”

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The Vikings turned the page on the Mike Zimmer era on Sunday with a rousing 23-7 win over the Packers, the team that has dominated the division for a very long time.

The difference arose in large part from an offense that goes on the offensive.

“I’ve never been part of an offense that just was attacking, and attacking, and attacking,” receiver Adam Thielen said after the game, via Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com. “It didn’t matter the score. It didn’t matter the situation. We were attacking. It felt good.”

Thielen’s only coach in Minnesota was Zimmer. Which mean the offense was never attacking under the team’s former head coach.

The Kevin O’Connell-led Vikings generated 395 yards of offense, with an average gain of 6.5 yards per play. Receiver Justin Jefferson caught 11 passes for 184 yards and two touchdowns.

The Vikings visit the Eagles next Monday night, in a rematch of the biggest game of the Zimmer tenure — which resulted in a blowout win for the Eagles and a berth in the Super Bowl.

18 responses to “Adam Thielen: New offense was “attacking and attacking and attacking”

  1. If Mike Zimmer had a three-point lead in the first quarter his primary concern was trying to run the clock out. He really became delusional late in his tenure, always thinking his defense was the greatest thing on earth even when the results clearly showed otherwise. Zimmer never wanted to attack so I definitely believe Thielen here.

  2. Defense was the strength of the Packers then again looks like they don’t even have that gonna be a long year for old covid toe .

  3. As much as I dislike Cousins I almost want to really root for the Vikings. They were fun to watch today.

  4. The offense looked fine, but 23 points doesn’t seem like “attacking, attacking, attacking”. They didn’t look like they were “attacking” in the second half. The difference was the defense. The defense is really what has let them down the past couple of years.

  5. Good win. Really good job in the 1st half. It should’ve 21-0 at halftime. It would’ve gone down to the end if Watson catches that ball… but I’ll take the W.

  6. “In Zim we trust” sure got forgotten about pretty quickly. Now all of the sudden the guy was hot trash?

  7. “Which mean the offense was never attacking under the team’s former head coach.”
    That’s… not what that means. It means that the team didn’t have an always-attacking mentality under Zimmer. Which is not news, but good to see nonetheless.

  8. The Minnesota Vikings are over .500 for the first time in 987 days.
    That’s not a guess or a typo, that’s an undisputed fact.
    Hang that banner high! 🤣

  9. They were playing against a good defense and they didn’t really need to score a lot of points, but I would like to see more than 23 points from an offense with these players and coaches. The first quarter reminded me of the last few years, scoring a touchdown on the first drive and then going multiple drives without a first down. Get that worked out and this team could be really good.

  10. schmorgasboardorgasboard says:
    September 12, 2022 at 1:45 am
    “In Zim we trust” sure got forgotten about pretty quickly. Now all of the sudden the guy was hot trash?
    //////
    He was good. And he was also fired one year too late.

  11. Wafflestomp says:
    September 12, 2022 at 9:27 am
    The Minnesota Vikings are over .500 for the first time in 987 days.
    ////
    Your team is .000. Maybe take this week off, champ.

  12. KnowsMoreThanYou says:
    September 13, 2022 at 7:50 am
    schmorgasboardorgasboard says:
    September 12, 2022 at 1:45 am
    “In Zim we trust” sure got forgotten about pretty quickly. Now all of the sudden the guy was hot trash?
    //////
    He was good. And he was also fired one year too late.
    _________

    One year too late?
    It looks to me like he never should’ve been hired in the first place. 🤣

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