Effort non-existent in Vikings disappointing loss to Colts

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The Minnesota Vikings are 0-2 to start a season for the first time since 2013.

As was the case in Week 1, it felt like the Minnesota Vikings were heading in a good direction after their first offensive drive of Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts.

Minnesota’s offense drove 75 yards down the field on 13 plays and ended up putting three points on the board. Unfortunately, those three points wound up being the only points the Vikings were able to score until midway through the fourth quarter during what turned out to be a miserable performance against the Colts this week.

When the final whistle blew on Sunday, Minnesota couldn’t get off the field quick enough as they suffered a 28-11 loss to Indianapolis.

Nothing went right for the Minnesota Vikings in Week 2

Just about anything that could have gone wrong for the Vikings on Sunday did go wrong. Minnesota’s offense couldn’t get anything going after their opening drive and their defense was on the field for way too long for the second-straight week.

It might have not been the worst performance of his entire NFL career, but Sunday certainly saw Kirk Cousins have his worst game in a Vikings uniform.

Cousins finished the matchup against Indianapolis with just 113 passing yards, zero touchdowns, and three interceptions, in addition to getting sacked three times (including another in his own end zone!).

With this week’s loss, this is the first time Minnesota has started a season with an 0-2 record since Mike Zimmer became their head coach in 2014. The last time the Vikings lost the first two games on their schedule to begin a year was back in 2013.

Following Sunday’s loss, it would probably be best if Minnesota just watched the film on Monday and then never spoke of this game again. There is nothing positive the Vikings can take away from their loss to the Colts and they should just go back to the drawing board to try and remember how to actually win a game.

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Minnesota’s next opportunity to add a victory to their record will be next week inside U.S. Bank Stadium against a tough Tennessee Titans team.