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Grade the Vikings: How did the team do on offense, defense, special teams and coaching?

September 9, 2018

How did the Vikings do in the 24-16 win over the 49ers? Jim Souhan grades the offense, defense, special teams and coaching. And now it’s your turn. Grade the team in our poll.

GRADES

Offense: B. 24 points against good D, but run game stalled and Kirk Cousins struggled in the fourth quarter.

Defense: B. Held another opponent under 20 but left receivers wide open too often.

Special teams: B. Rookie kicker Carlson came through; Matt Wile was good excepting one shank.

Coaching: B. Controlled 49er offense, helped Cousins get comfortable.

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