Kirk Cousins perfect on opening drive, caps it with touchdown

The Minnesota Vikings started the game off in perfect fashion, driving 75 yards in 12 plays to take a 7-0 lead. The key to the touchdown was quarterback Kirk Cousins who was perfect on the opening drive going 8-8 for 64 yards, including four completions to Justin Jefferson.

The first drive showed us quite a bit.

  • The early passing concepts were set up to take advantage of holes in the zone right in front of defenders. Ins and hitches were the biggest contributors to success.

  • The Giants are trying to hit Jefferson every split second they can with multiple players hitting him after the catch.

  • The screen game is already starting to get established, as Ed Ingram led Dalvin Cook on one inside the red zone. That will be a key to taking advantage of the Giants’ aggressive defense.

Right after that, the Giants drove down quickly to tie the game at seven.

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Story originally appeared on Vikings Wire