A revamped rushing attack featuring a healthy Dalvin Cook and coordinator Kevin Stefanski pulling the strings has been dominant, especially in the red zone. That’s where the Vikings have run for six touchdowns in nine drives, and Cousins has only completed one pass on five attempts for 11 yards and an interception.
The Vikings called 11 runs vs. 1 pass in the red zone against the Raiders last week. While it's been great news for Cook owners, the Vikings feel Cousins will eventually need to step up in the red zone and become more involved. For example, next up are the Bears, who have the fifth ranked run defense and is allowing 68.7 yards per game according to the story.