It was good to see they were back playing Vikings football again. 

The Vikings crushed the mediocre Miami Dolphins and kept pace in the playoff race.

Dalvin Cook, 19 carries and 176 yards plus add in 68 from Latavius Murray and that was all she wrote. The Vikings opened up a 21 point lead before the Dolphins made it interesting in the 3rd quarter. Then, the Vikings closed them out with a 17-0 run in the fourth.

According to the Miami Herald 

Kirk Cousins just spent a week listening to Minnesota talk radio talk about what a terrible free agent acquisition he has been. And against Miami he finished with a 112.2 quarterback rating.

Kirk Cousins was a workmanlike 14/21 215 and 2TD 1INT, but the story was the Vikings getting back to their identity.  Run the ball, play good defense and make plays off play action.

That formula got them to the championship game last year. It's It's great when a plan comes together.

Here's what the players had to say.

WR Stefon Diggs

LB Ben Gedeon

LT Riley Reiff

LB Eric Kendricks

DT Tom Johnson

S Harrison Smith

OT Brian Oneill

S Anthony Harris

K Dan Bailey

QB Kirk Cousins