3 Vikings scapegoats from their Week 5 loss to the Chiefs

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins / Stephen Maturen/GettyImages
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Minnesota's offensive line

Could the Minnesota line be turning a corner?? I know that PFF isn't the best point of reference, but it does have the Vikings as one of the highest-graded units in the NFL throughout the season, which is quite the turn of events.

It was apparent against the Chiefs that the line has earned that grade, too, as they kept Cousins in a formidable pocket for most of the game.

It's always easy to point the finger at the Vikings' offensive line when they lose, as it's been pretty egregious for some time, but the unit seems to be turning a corner. They are not a perfect unit, but it is hard to deny that they are much improved.

When you can't blame the offensive line for every issue, things start to get hairy because they've been the obvious unit to hold the blame on their shoulders for years.