There’s a lot of season left
One last silver lining from this game is that there is still a lot of season left. The Vikings are 0-2 in the division and that isn’t good. They have lost two big games on the road and can’t seem to beat a quality opponent when it matters. Those facts are very depressing but there is plenty of time left for the Vikings to get things turned around.
A lot of things will have to change for the Vikings to get their season back on track. They will need better play from their offensive line. In Week 4, the rebuilt line looked very reminiscent of the sorry excuse for a line they put out there a season ago. Those guys have to dig deep and figure out what is going wrong and how they can better protect Kirk Cousins.
Speaking of Cousins, he also needs to play better. He has been horrible this season. From costing the Vikings the game against the Packers to his poor performance against the Bears, Cousins seems to be regressing. The Vikings are loaded with weapons and paid this guy handsomely and his poor play is costing this team, and when they have won it is in spite of him and not because of him.
The NFL is a long season and teams can get hot and turn things around in a hurry. Maybe that is something the Vikings can do this year. All it takes are a couple of adjustments on offense and defense and that can spark things the right way. This team is loaded with talent so it is definitely possible.
While it sucks they have put themselves in a hole, it is a hole the MInnesota Vikings can climb out of. They can get things back on the right track this week against the New York Giants. That is a road game and a win in a hostile environment can help restore some of this team’s confidence.