Minnesota Vikings Best and Worst: Week 1 vs. Green Bay Packers
By Adam Carlson
The offense was offensive
It’s disappointing to see an offense that was so heavily invested in during the last few years struggle as much as they did this week.
Minnesota has given massive contracts to Kirk Cousins, Dalvin Cook, Kyle Rudolph, and others while using top draft picks on players like Justin Jefferson and Irv Smith Jr. during the last few years to make sure they can get things done.
The Vikings offense wasn’t able to get rolling until the game was out of reach against the Packers on Sunday. Some questionable throws from Cousins and some bad execution led to Minnesota not being able to keep up with Green Bay on the scoreboard.
Once the Packers built a nice lead, the Vikings were finally able to get some things going through the air and on the ground. However, by then it was a bit too late and there was no looking back for Green Bay as they marched up and down the field and controlled time of possession.
There will need to be a little time for Minnesota’s new offensive line grouping to mesh and for other young players to develop on offense. But in Week 1, this was an ugly performance from a team that didn’t look ready to compete.