Who is to blame for the Vikings’ loss to the Bears in Week 4?

(Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins
(Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins /
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(Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins
(Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins /

Kirk Cousins

To say Kirk Cousins has struggled this season would be a bit of an understatement. Through four games, Cousins has only thrown for 735 yards and three touchdowns to go with two interceptions.

His passing yardage and touchdown totals are the lowest he has put up during the first four weeks of a season since he became a full-time starter in 2015.

Last year, Cousins had already thrown for 1,387 yards and 10 touchdowns in the Vikings’ first four games. Granted, he also had 90 more pass attempts through the first four weeks of last season, so that might have been a tiny factor.

Something just hasn’t been clicking for Cousins this year. He’s missed more often than he should on deep shots to Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs and on Sunday, he threw way too many two-yard passes to Minnesota fullback C.J. Ham.

Cousins didn’t get any help from his offensive line against the Bears this week. But during the rare occasions when he did have a clean pocket to survey the field, he failed to make any sort of significant impact with his decisions.

With their rushing attack not making a difference, the Vikings needed Cousins to step up and lead the offense in Chicago. However, the Minnesota quarterback failed to get anything going and it resulted in one of the worst performances of his NFL career.

The Vikings’ next four games of the season are against pass defenses that rank in the bottom 12 of the league. If Cousins can’t pull himself together during these four matchups, his play may end up being past the point of fixing.

Blame Percentage: 30 percent