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Vikings gearing up for Panthers

KSTP Sports/Scott Wise
Created: October 13, 2021 03:19 PM

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer met with the media Wednesday morning at TCO Performance Center in Eagan.


Zimmer discussed the Carolina Panthers as a whole, quarterback Sam Darnold's improvement, running back Christian McCaffrey, the Vikings run defense, how rookie offensive lineman Christian Darrisaw did in his first NFL game, if he can have a better offensive gameplan in the second halves of games, if he feels it is harder for a defense to stop an offense that is going for a game-winning field goal drive, and what his ideal NFL draft class looks like.

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins talked about facing the Panthers on the road, how the offense can improve in the second half, how they plan out the second half throughout the week, what running back Dalvin Cook brings to the offense, what he saw in Darrisaw, what he sees in the Panther's defense, how much confidence he has knowing the team has made three fourth-quarter comebacks this season, and his love for actor Nicolas Cage.

Cook spoke about his injury status, how he feels heading into the game, how frustrating it is not to be able to play, how he sees Alexander Mattison, how he sees his running back draft class, and how big a deal a win would be for the Vikings heading into the bye week. 

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