Kirk seems unstoppable in the two-minute. Why don’t they settle him early and then sit back and control the clock?
Kirk Cousins certainly has been impressive when the Vikings go to tempo offense, and I think that especially was on display against Denver when Minnesota executed a second-half comeback.
It’s important to remember, though, that each game situation and each opponent dictates a different game plan. And if two-minute is implemented early on and doesn’t go as planned, it backfires by returning possession to the other team quickly.
The two-minute offense inherently has fewer plays to pick from, which could start helping a defense know what to expect. Cousins also has performed well under center, and Dalvin Cook has been spectacular this season.
We’ve seen Offensive Coordinator Kevin Stefanski push tempo from time to time within drives, either to catch a defense off-guard or with a certain personnel grouping, and I’d expect that to continue to be the case.
The Vikings offense could get quite a boost in confidence when facing future two-minute drills from the Denver game, which can only help going forward.