Minnesota Vikings’ Dominating Running Game
If Kirk Cousins gets hurt and is lost for the entire season, the Vikings offense will then go through No. 33.
Dalvin Cook already proved he can be the focal point of the offense last year when the team worked him hard in the first quarter of the season.
The Vikings offense was very run-heavy, so heavy in fact, Cousins only attempted 63 passes in the first three games. Cook is a dynamic back who can squeeze through a hole and then explode for a long gainer. He’s also a physical runner who often bounces off the first tackle and can pound his way forward for extra yardage.
Cook isn’t the only talented running back on the Vikings roster. Alexander Mattison ran for nearly 500 yards a season ago and is a physical runner with a surprisingly fast top gear. The offense didn’t slow down one bit when he was getting his touches. Behind Mattison is Mike Boone, who also has shown the ability to be a productive running back when given the opportunity.
With Cousins out, the Vikings would rely heavily on this trio of runners to carry their offense. A successful ground game will take time off the clock, and also keep the Vikings’ defense fresh. This is a team that is built to move the ball on the ground, and if Cousins goes down, that’ll be their best bet to put points on the board consistently.