MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have staked out a favorable position through the first quarter of their season by winning three of four games amid predictable growing pains with new playbooks and play callers on both sides of the ball.
Just because Kirk Cousins worked with coach Kevin O'Connell before didn't mean the offense was going to instantly click, even with Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen and Dalvin Cook at its disposal.
"You have to turn over every stone as best as you can no matter how little time we've had on the task, so there's no excuse," Cousins said. "Now that being said, after 40 games are you going to be at a different level of this offense? Yes, you will."