3 things the Vikings need to improve heading into Week 3

(Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins
(Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins /
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(Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) Mike Zimmer
(Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) Mike Zimmer /

After a tough loss in Week 2, what are some of the things the Minnesota Vikings must improve before their game at home in Week 3?

The Minnesota Vikings ran into a Packer buzzsaw early in their Week 2 game. Green Bay came out flying and the Vikings were flat. Soon, Minnesota found themselves down by 21 points.

To their credit, the Vikings were able to claw their way back into the game before a terrible decision by their quarterback sealed the win for the Packers.

Minnesota showed resilience in their effort to get back into the matchup in Green Bay. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer made some impressive adjustments on defense that ended up shutting the hot Packers offense down.

Dalvin Cook and Minnesota’s running game really came alive and it allowed the Vikings to eventually move the ball down the field with relative ease. But Minnesota ended up shooting themselves in the foot with multiple mistakes and those errors proved to be too much for them to overcome in the end.

Even though they are favored to win, the Vikings will need to be much better in Week 3 if they want to beat the Oakland Raiders at home. Here are three of the many areas Minnesota will need to improve after their disappointing loss in Week 2.