Gary Kubiak gets honest about Minnesota’s ‘ugly’ offense
The Minnesota Vikings failed to show their dominant form during their opening game against the Green Bay Packers. The purple and gold took a 43-34 beating from their division rival to lose their first encounter of the 2020 NFL season.
Vikings offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak honestly voiced out his take on how the team’s offense looked like during the game.
“It got ugly there for a few possessions,” Kubiak said, via the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
“When you lose, you didn’t make the right call, and that’s the way this business is,” he said. “You go there every week to find a way to get a W. I didn’t do a good enough job. We didn’t do a good enough job on offense to get that done. I’ve got to be better.”
Quarterback Kirk Cousins was simply outplayed by opposing gunslinger Aaron Rodgers. The Viking’s main man under center only recorded a total of 259 passing yards on a 19-of-25 clip along with two touchdown passes and an interception.
Running back Dalvin Cook tallied 50 rushing yards on 12 carries to go with two rushing touchdowns for the team. Veteran wide receiver Adam Thielen also chipped in and contributed 110 receiving yards on 6 receptions along with two scored touchdowns of his own.
The contributions from the offensive rotation fell short and failed to power a late-game comeback for the Vikings after starting on a 29-10 early deficit. Kubiak and the rest of his men will aim to execute better plays in their second game as they visit the Indianapolis Colts on September 20.