More Bad Things
In addition to the lopsided time of possession, flags were flying like crazy in Indianapolis. The Vikings had nine penalties accepted in the game and cost the team 93 yards of field position in a game that saw the team struggle immensely when it comes to field position.
Several of those calls were illegal contact penalties against a young secondary doing their best to try to slow down the Colts. Others were holding penalties that did the offense absolutely no favors. It’s still shocking to see a Mike Zimmer led defense lack so much discipline.
Other bad things from Week 2
- A very bad day: It’s tough to put all the blame on the arm and decision making of Kirk Cousins, but the quarterback left a lot to be desired in this game. Ending with a stat line consisting of 11 for 26 throwing for 113 yards, zero touchdowns, and three interceptions is exceptionally brutal.
- Injuries: Linebacker Anthony Barr left the game with a shoulder injury and didn’t return. Running back Mike Boone is undergoing concussion protocol after having his bell rung. Either of those would be losses for a Vikings team that is already struggling.
- Oops they did it again: Another well, another safety. This starts a trend of games this season with Minnesota getting sacked in the end zone during the first two games of the 2020 NFL season. Add in last season’s regular-season finale, and it’s a three-game streak.
What did you think were the best things to come from the Minnesota Vikings Week 2 game against the Indianapolis Colts? And what were the absolute worst things? Let us know in the comment section!