6 biggest takeaways from the Vikings loss to the Eagles in Week 2

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Kirk Cousins will never truly escape his problems

You had to know this was coming at some point, right? Go on and make whatever excuses you feel necessary for Kirk Cousins, but he was truly horrendous in Philly. He made poor decisions with the ball and forced way too many tight throws that resulted in turnovers.

The Vikings were gifted several chances to fight back into this game, but Cousins could not get the job done. He could not turn turnovers into points and failed to find Adam Thielen until very late in the game. This truly may have been his worst showing as a Viking given the stakes.

For a player that gets blasted for his performance in primetime games, Cousins did not do himself any favors. He once again laid an absolute egg when the world was watching and the Vikings now fall into a four-way tie in the NFC North.

This could have been a statement game for Cousins, but he folded time and time again. He was not the only problem, but he was certainly the most glaring.

Minnesota has to win these early-season matchups with playoff-caliber teams if they want to have a chance at the end of the year to sneak into the playoffs. Losing one in this fashion is an absolute killer to their confidence.