One of the most important outcomes for Minnesota in Sunday's 41-17 win against Miami was the play of the offensive line.
The group helped open big holes for running backs Dalvin Cook and Latavius Murray as the Vikings ran for a season-high 220 yards. Quarterback Kirk Cousins was sacked twice, but generally had ample time to operate in the passing game as well.
“Well, I mean, a lot of the runs were similar runs we’ve had in the past," Zimmer said They had a wide defensive end, so that was a part of it. The linebackers were fast downhill, sometimes out of their gaps, so that gave us some opportunities on some of those things. We were able to cut them off and knock guys off to the back side, and we did a good job of getting to the second level. The double-teams were good. I’m not trying to discredit how they play defense or anything like that, but they play a little different style up front that, if you can do that, you can get some creases in there.”