1. Kirk Cousins' Achilles injury
Might as well start with the most disappointing and truly horrible thing to come out of this game, and that is Kirk Cousins Achilles tendon. An MRI recently confirmed what we all knew in our hearts that this ligament was indeed torn, and our quarterback, who has been playing at an extremely high level, will now be lost for the season.
This was an absolute worst-case scenario for the Vikings. Without Cousins, their chances of continuing their hot streak and making this push toward the postseason basically go down to nil. Jaren Hall is currently the backup, and he's a fifth-round rookie with no experience.
He does have nice weapons to throw to, but he also has no running game to lean on and take some pressure off of him. Teams will make him throw the ball, and mistakes are sure to happen.
The Vikings do get Nick Mullens off of injured reserve in a week and he gives the team a little better chance to compete, but this team needs Cousins and without him, the remainder of the season could end up being a huge disappointment.