Zimmer sees improvements after win over Green Bay

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After a dismal start to the season, the Minnesota Vikings looked impressive on Sunday afternoon beating the Green Bay Packers.

Dalvin Cook became the first Vikings player to score four touchdowns in a game since receiver Ahmad Rashad back in 1979.

"Offensively we ran the ball really efficiently, obviously Dalvin (Cook) had a big game. It was a good team win. I was proud how the guys came out and fought. I thought they competed well with a lot of energy and I think it showed," Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said on Monday.

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On the defensive side of the ball, the Vikings gave up their fewest points to any opponent this season. Zimmer recognized the effort from seven rookie defenders and hopes they can grow up quickly.

"They came in and competed real well. Obviously they made some mistakes. I’m trying to get these young kids to understand their position and to stay on the man they’re guarding," Zimmer added.

The Vikings host the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Former Vikings Adrian Peterson and Everson Griffen will face their former team as Lions for the first time.