3. Minnesota Vikings
Total offense: 20th
Passing offense: 13th
Rushing offense: 30th
Points per game: 19th
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The Minnesota Vikings’ ground game wasn’t good enough in 2018, but with an improved offensive line and if Dalvin Cook is fully healthy, that could quickly change. Cook has 1,364 all-purpose yards and 13 touchdowns in 15 games in his first two seasons. If he plays all 16 regular season games this year, Minnesota’s run game should improve.
After making some good offseason additions this spring, Minnesota’s offense has the potential to become the best in the division. But it’s a big “if” right now. The Vikings will be hoping for better play up front along the offensive line with the addition of first-round pick Garrett Bradbury at center.
Like the Lions, the Vikings also added talent at tight end in the draft. Minnesota selected Irv Smith Jr. out of Alabama in the second round.
The success of the Vikings’ offense starts with the offensive line and if they can protect Kirk Cousins — the offensive line allowed 40 sacks last season.
The Vikings have the talent to be very good on offense, but they have a lot to improve from 2018.