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Zimmer aiming to shore up Vikings’ run offense, defense this week


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Mike Zimmer praised the Vikings’ pass protection, said he liked his team’s play in third-down situations on Saturday against Oakland, but he’s eyed two points of emphasis to improve this week.

While the Vikings are obviously missing a mammoth piece in Adrian Peterson, Zimmer wasn’t happy with the way they ran the ball against the Raiders in a 20-12 exhibition win at TCF Bank Stadium. Jerick McKinnon (12) and Dominique Williams (6) had the most attempts and combined to average 2.1 yards per carry.

“We obviously didn’t run the ball well…

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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