3 things the Vikings need to improve heading into Week 4

(Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) Mike Zimmer
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Even with their impressive win over the Oakland Raiders last week, what are some things that the Minnesota Vikings must improve before their Week 4 matchup?

The Minnesota Vikings absolutely destroyed the Oakland Raiders 34-14 last Sunday and it really wasn’t even that close.

The Vikings pass rush was on fire once again with Everson Griffen and Danielle Hunter leading the charge. Raiders quarterback Derek Carr was under extreme duress the entire game and he was never once comfortable in the pocket.

Minnesota was also able to shut down Josh Jacobs and the Oakland running game as Linval Joseph was swallowing up blockers and clogging up running lanes all day long.

Offensively, the Vikings continued to run the ball extremely well for the third straight week. They totaled over 200 yards on the ground against a Raiders run defense that was ranked fifth in the NFL coming into the matchup.

Minnesota quarterback Kirk Cousins had a much cleaner game and he was able to bounce back nicely from his subpar performance in Lambeau against the Green Bay Packers in Week 2.

As good, and as complete a win as this was for the Vikings, there are always areas to improve upon. Admittedly, it’s very tough to pick out three improvements for Minnesota to make after such a dominating victory, but I was able to find some.

This may be nitpicky, but a team can’t get complacent and always needs to look to improve whenever they can. That being said, here are three things the Vikings need to improve before their upcoming Week 4 matchup against the hated Chicago Bears.