Will the Minnesota Vikings be able to turn things around after a tough 0-3 start to the 2023 season?
There's no sugarcoating it; the Minnesota Vikings should be 3-0 right now as they head into a Week 4 clash with the 0-3 Carolina Panthers. It's been a huge reality check for Kevin O'Connell and this winless Vikings team.
Kirk Cousins is on pace to have the best season of his career, Justin Jefferson is the leading receiver in football once again, and Danielle Hunter currently sits tied for second in sacks. So, how is it that Minnesota is 0-3?
Will the Vikings turn it around? Or are we entering dangerous waters this team has not seen in quite some time?
Let's predict how the rest of this season turns out.
Week 4 - at Carolina Panthers
It is hard to envision this Vikings squad losing to the Panthers on Sunday. Minnesota's three loses have not been because of a lack of scoring, but they have shot themselves in the foot one too many times which has led to their 0-3 start.
Carolina's offense looks lackluster and boring, and their offensive line has struggled mightily so far. This Panthers team will be the least explosive offense the Vikings will have gone against this season.
Kirk Cousins should continue his hot start against this Panthers team who has suffered some injuries on the defensive side of the ball. Jefferson should see another 100-plus yard day when he goes up against the duo of Donte Jackson and C.J. Henderson.
Prediction: Vikings win (1-3 record)