4 problems the Vikings need to fix during their bye week

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The Minnesota Vikings have plenty of problems to fix during their bye week.

Things haven’t gone well for the Minnesota Vikings during the 2020 season so far. There was plenty of hope that Mike Zimmer’s team could reach the playoffs again this year despite losing some prominent veterans in free agency. But what’s transpired during the first six weeks of the season for the Vikings has been nothing short of a disaster.

Minnesota currently finds themselves at 1-5 and staring down the barrel of a losing 2020 campaign following a disappointing home loss to the Atlanta Falcons, who were without a victory until their visit to U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday.

In truth, the bye week couldn’t be coming at a better time for the Vikings and there is much work to be done in pursuit of turning around their fortunes.

Just how much worse can it get, right?

That will ultimately come down to the players. Minnesota’s coaching staff can give them instructions and try to improve things schematically all they want. But if those taking the field do not show some pride in their own performance, then this season will go down as one of the worst from an achievement perspective given the talent at the Vikings’ disposal.

In truth, this year’s Minnesota team might be past the point of no return. And given their upcoming salary cap constrictions, it is going to be immensely difficult for the team’s decision-makers to make the sort of bold moves we have become accustomed to seeing from the organization.

For now, let’s take a look at four key things the Vikings need to improve during their bye week.