Even after an impressive win over the Detroit Lions in Week 7, the Minnesota Vikings still have plenty to work on before their next game.
In Week 7, the Minnesota Vikings were finally able to get their first divisional win of the year on the road in Detroit against the Lions.
The Vikings offense continued to hum, racking up 42 points. Kirk Cousins is on a tear and he is putting the ball in tight spots, finding his open receivers, and taking aggressive shots down the field. He has also been much smarter with the football and throwing it away when a play isn’t there.
Minnesota’s offensive line had its best game of the season in Detroit. Cousins had all the time in the world to scan the field and find his pass-catchers because he was rarely pressured against the Lions. The Vikings’ line also opened up big holes in the running game that Dalvin Cook exploited for 142 yards on the ground.
Minnesota’s defensive front seven also continued their hot play. It took a little while, but both Danielle Hunter and Everson Griffen were able to get to Detroit quarterback Matt Stafford. Linebackers Anthony Barr, Eric Kendricks, and even Eric Wilson all continued their brilliant play against the Lions as they attacked the ball carrier, tackled well, and held up in coverage.
This was a good win for the Vikings, but they still had some issues come up in this game. As they prepare to play a dismal Washington Redskins on Thursday night, what are a few things Minnesota needs to improve before the matchup?