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how the vikings' offense will be more diverse than in the past

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how the vikings' offense will be more diverse than in the past

minnesota vikings quarterback sam bradford (8) greets teammates before an nfl football game against the new orleans saints, monday, sept. 11, 2017, in minneapolis. (ap photo/bruce kluckhohn)the morning after each vikings game, beat writer ben goessling dives in for a deeper look at a key aspect of how the vikings played, and what it means for the team going forward:on their first scoring drive on monday night, the vikings used four different personnel groups. they trotted out a four-receiver set — seen on only seven snaps in the 2 1/2 years norv turner ran the offense — and followed it with a two-back, three-receiver set on jerick mckinnon’s 10-yard run.in the second quarter, the vikings had an empty backfield, with four receivers and a tight end, and they flexed jerick mckinnon out to wide receiver to create an empty backfield in the third quarter. a hurry-up offense facilitated sam bradford’s first touchdown to stefon diggs, who was wide open in the end zone behind a frazzled saints defense.though it’s only one game, this doesn’t seem to be the vikings’ offense of the past three years, which relied on a relatively static set of personnel groups and often seemed to be a collection of mismatched parts. the vikings of week 1 threw jabs early, and haymakers later on, from a variety of angles, using five different receivers, four different running backs and three different tight ends at various points in the game. dalvin cook — who broke adrian peterson’s team ...