Minnesota Vikings Winners and Losers: Week 2 vs. the Arizona Cardinals

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Which members of the Minnesota Vikings should be considered the winners and losers of the team’s devastating Week 2 loss to the Arizona Cardinals?

Two weeks into the 2021 season and the Minnesota Vikings still haven’t found a way to leave the field with a victory. The Vikings’ latest disappointment came on Sunday when the Arizona Cardinals escaped with a one-point win after Minnesota kicker Greg Joseph did his best impression of Blair Walsh.

It was a heartbreaking way to end a matchup that featured a bunch of positives from the Vikings. Despite adding another loss to their record on Sunday, there is still plenty to be optimistic about Minnesota this season.

Of course, the Vikings did lose in Week 2, so there is also plenty of blame to be handed out for the result of Sunday’s contest. Some are deserving of more ridicule than others, but the combination of it all is what ultimately led to Minnesota returning to the Twin Cities this week with an 0-2 record.

Looking back at Sunday’s matchup in Arizona, which members of the Vikings should be classified as the biggest winners, and which guys delivered a disappointing performance?