The Minnesota Vikings grounded the Atlanta Falcons inside U.S. Bank Stadium today by a final score of 28-12 and Kirk Cousins only threw 10 passes on the day.
So what gives?
Well, it didn't hurt to have running back Dalvin Cook back health in the backfield after his first two seasons were both hampered and shortened by injuries. Healthy and on the field today, Cook took 21 carries and turned them into 111 yards and 2 touchdowns.
"Dalvin is special," head coach Mike Zimmer said after the game. "When he gets the ball in his hands he can really go."
For Cook, getting back on the field and staying healthy has really been the problem. There's been no shortage of confidence beaming from his camp, and today we saw why that was.
"When I'm on the field it can be special," Dalvin Cook told KFAN in the Vikings locker room. "My strength is my speed and a lot of people underestimate my power. I was blessed with a good set of eyes to see some holes."
The Vikings new offense designed by coordinator Kevin Stefanski and offensive adviser Gary Kubiak was expected to feature Dalvin Cook, but to see the zone read blocking scheme and sweeps to the outside in person today should get Vikings fans excited.
LISTEN TO THE FULL INTERVIEW WITH KFAN AND DALVIN COOK IN THE PLAYER BELOW...