Midseason grades for the 2019 Minnesota Vikings offense

(Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins
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The Minnesota Vikings offense has had two different seasons in the first half of 2019, but they look like they’ve hit their stride at the midway point.

If you like drama, you will have love what the Minnesota Vikings’ offense has brought to the first half of the season. During the first four weeks, Kevin Stefanski’s passing game represented a dumpster fire while Dalvin Cook put the entire team on his back.

But after a near rebellion that saw Adam Thielen receive an apology from Kirk Cousins on the quarterback’s radio show and Stefon Diggs refuse to deny trade rumors, the Vikings offense has been on fire and it has fans excited about what could come in the second half of the season.

With all of these twists and turns, it’s hard to gauge just how Minnesota’s offense did in the first half of the year. While Cousins has been playing at an MVP level for the past four games, his first four showings were enough to question his long-term viability in a Vikings uniform. And yet through all of this, Minnesota currently ranks fourth in the NFL in total offense (3,172) and ninth in points (211).

Through it all, the midway point of the season is a great time to see where the Vikings have been and where they are going in the second half of the year. Using a traditional A through F scale, we’ll take a look at how Minnesota’s offense has performed and met expectations as they’ve put themselves in prime position for a playoff spot in the NFC.