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Vikings Kevin Stefanski shares thoughts on debut game

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Vikings Kevin Stefanski shares thoughts on debut game

Kevin Stefanski had a very successful first game as an offensive play caller.

Kevin Stefanski had a very successful first game as an offensive play caller.

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Kevin Stefanski had a very successful first game as an offensive play caller.

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Kevin Stefanski had a very successful first game as an offensive play caller.

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After acting as a quarterbacks coach for the Minnesota Vikings for almost 13 years, Kevin Stefanski got his first opportunity to call plays. On Sunday his debut was very impressive, and Viking fans everywhere were rejoicing. His newfound stardom has not gotten to his head yet though, as he was very quick to share his credit with the rest of the team.

Stefanski went on to say a couple days after the game that “I had a lot of confidence because of the players and the coaches that were helping me.” The Vikings ran for a season-high 220 yards in a 41-17 rout of Miami.

His first game calling plays came after ex-offensive coordinator John Defilipo was fired after a terrible stretch of games. This lead to Stefanski getting the reigns.

Stefanski shared with the Star Tribune how he felt leading up to the game. “I had never [called plays]. It was different, but once I got through that first series and figured out you press a button to talk to the quarterback, it was, I don’t want to say, easy. I told Zimmer if I can’t figure that out, we have some problems. After the first drive, I felt pretty comfortable.”

On Monday head coach Mike Zimmer shared his thoughts on Kevin’s performance saying that he was very impressed with the game he called. He also gave an example saying that he praised him for running one play 10 times with 10 different pre-snap looks.

The Minnesota Vikings won beating the Miami Dolphins with a final score of 41-17. Dalvin Cook had 19 carries for 136 yards and 2 touchdowns, winning NFC offensive player of the week. Kirk Cousins threw the ball for 215 yards 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. Dalvin wasn’t the only one that was successful running the football, Latavious Murray had 15 carries for 68 yards. The defense also got into the mix, tallying up 9 sacks.

The Vikings are heading into Detroit on Sunday to take on the 5-9 Lions and need to win these next two game to secure a playoff spot.

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