The Vikings are getting more aggressive.
One of the biggest criticisms of the Vikings coaching staff is that they lacked a killer instinct. The team would play conservative football in order to hold on to a lead and instead it gave opponents a chance to crawl back into a game.
This game saw some changes being made. The Minnesota Vikings once again made the decision to run a fake punt, but the play was called dead by the refs and wasn’t actually executed. However, they did go for it twice on fourth down and converted both attempts.
One of those attempts led to a one-yard touchdown pass from Kirk Cousins to Tyler Conklin to give the team a ten-point lead in the fourth quarter. The second came in the closing moments of the game and allowed the Vikings to run out the clock.
Seeing this shift is much needed for a team that has too much talent to sit on a lead and hope the opposing team can’t fight their way back into the game. This new, aggressive approach needs to be the standard for Mike Zimmer and the coaching staff.