Stefanski and Kubiak have the offense trending up
Efficient would be the perfect word to describe the performance of the Vikings’ offense this week. Sunday against Atlanta was the regular-season debut of Minnesota’s offense with Kevin Stefanski and Gary Kubiak leading the way.
With Stefanski calling the plays and Kubiak providing input in between drives, the Vikings kept their mistakes at a minimum level on the offensive side of the ball against the Falcons.
Minnesota quarterback Kirk Cousins only finished the day with 98 passing yards, but the team didn’t really need him to have a huge performance. But when Cousins was asked to make a play with his arm this week, he was able to mostly get the job done.
Against Atlanta on Sunday, the Vikings converted 50 percent of their third-down plays, they scored points on all three trips to the red zone, and only three of their 38 rushing attempts (7.8 percent) resulted in a loss of yards.
Week 1 of Minnesota’s tenure with their two-headed offensive coaching monster turned out to be a success. Now, the Vikings have to prove that the efficiency they displayed on offense against the Falcons is something they can sustain all season long.