Kirk Cousins and the Vikings get a wake-up call
People often get too carried away with Week 1, for good or bad depending on how a certain team performs. This was a wake-up call for the Vikings in no uncertain terms.
Realistically speaking, the Vikings being ranked in the top-10 or even top-five was a stretch after so many changes to the coaching staff and front office this offseason. This has brought them back down to earth, but it’s nice to get this sort of performance out of the way early rather than when it means a little more later in the campaign.
Kirk Cousins didn’t seem overly concerned following another primetime horror show. After all, there is a long way to go, and the Vikings have more than enough talent to potentially contend for the divisional title and a playoff spot.
"“We’ll watch [the film], we’ll have good conversations, there will be a lot of good coaching going on, and then we’ll get right back to work and just try to fine-tune it.”"
Cousins will be the first to admit it wasn’t good enough. But the same can be said of most players on Monday night, and they face another sneaky test of their credentials next weekend against a rejuvenated Detroit Lions, who come into the game on the back of a superb win over the Washington Commanders.
Pressing the panic button just yet wouldn’t be wise. However, Cousins and the Vikings must respond quickly to avoid further complications.