The worst thing
Excellent defensive adjustments: check. Strong running game: check: Special teams execution: meh. Passing offense: absolute disaster. If Minnesota could have effectively moved the ball through the air, this would have been a much different contest.
Of course, credit has to be given to Packers cornerbacks Kevin King and Jaire Alexander on excellent coverage on Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs. However, there were also numerous instances where quarterback play led to questionable, if not bad, decisions.
Kirk Cousins fumbled twice in this game, losing one of them. To add even more fuel to the fire, he threw two interceptions on what were bad decisions, bad throws, or just bad situations. Completing 14 of 32 passes for 230 and a touchdown might not be horrible stats, but when you add in three turnovers and questionable play, it’s hard to support quarterback play.
This won’t do much to silence doubters of Cousins. In fact, this will amplify the naysayers who don’t think Cousins is the right man of the job or worthy of the massive contract he signed. Thankfully, it’s still early in the year and the QB has time to turn things around.