More bad things
Many fans will place much of the blame on Kirk Cousins for this loss. Of course, there were times when he seemed oblivious to the pressure around him and held on to the ball too long, but he also didn’t fare too well when he did have a bit of time in the pocket.
Cousins ended the day 27-for-36 for 233 yards, but failed to throw a touchdown. He also accounted for two fumbles, losing one of them with the other being recovered by offensive tackle Brian O’Neill.
Here are some other bad things to come out of Week 4 for the Minnesota Vikings:
- Xavier Rhodes once again struggles in coverage, especially when matched up again Allen Robinson. He hasn’t looked like his “Rhodes Closed” persona yet this season, so the question of when he will show up has to be asked.
- Making Anthony Barr cover shifty players like running backs and slot receivers doesn’t really play to his strengths. He’s better when rushing the passer or in run support. Seeing him be burned by Tarik Cohen for a score wasn’t a shock, and set a bad tone for the game.
- Adam Thielen disappeared in this game. Despite being targeted six times, the usually excellent Thielen was overthrown on what would have been an easy touchdown. Instead, he only caught two passes on the day for six yards, which is not quite the output you’d expect from him.
What do you think were the best and worst things about the Week 4 game between the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears? Let us know your opinion on the game in the comments section below!