Minnesota Vikings 2019 in Review: Grading the offense

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(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) Stefon Diggs

The Minnesota Vikings had a resurgent season on offense, but there’s a layer of untapped potential heading into 2020.

By most accounts, the season that the Minnesota Vikings had on offense has to be considered a success. While they didn’t put up the same level of numbers that they did under John DeFilippo, things seemed to have more rhythm until Adam Thielen bowed out with a hamstring injury.

Even with Thielen missing six games with that ailment, the Vikings offense was solid, averaging 25.4 points per game (eighth in NFL) and owning the league’s sixth-ranked rushing attack (2,133 yards). With head coach Mike Zimmer looking to establish the running game and minimize mistakes, he had to be happy with what he saw from his offense, but there were still some issues.

There were times where the Vikings offense wasn’t all rosy off the field, mainly as nearly $20 million worth of receiver salary collected dust. But, Kirk Cousins had the most efficient season of his career and Stefon Diggs set a new career-high in yardage, making the passing game explosive if not a heavily leaned on facet of the offense.

Either way, there’s plenty to digest about the Vikings moving forward as we took a look at how they performed in 2019 and what they can do to improve in 2020.

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