There was more emphasis on the running backs than on the receivers in this contest for sure, but it is also the first real go at Bill Musgrave’s new implementation, and it went over swimmingly.
God I hate that word.
The running backs were utilized heavily in the passing game as well as the ground game, and so were the TEs. If you paid close enough attention, you could see what the coaching staff was doing here.
You also should’ve gotten a nice preview of what’s to come.
If the Vikings can find this type—or even better—execution in this offensive system like they did against Seattle, they will be very difficult to deal with.
The Vikings next matchup will be against the Cowboys.
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