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Notebook: Jerick McKinnon’s breakout performance revives Vikings’ rush


MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings’ 16 combined points across the previous two losses was due in part to having no running game.

So Mike Zimmer and the Vikings’ coaching staff set a mark: 130 rushing yards.

Rookie Jerick McKinnon surpassed that with his own legs, racking up 135 yards on 18 carries after managing just 21 career yards in the previous three games.

“That was one of the main focuses coming into this game,” Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater said. “Coach Zimmer, we have our keys to winning and one of the keys to winning was rushing for 130…

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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