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It’s Two Weeks and the Vikings Offense Already Looks Like It’s On Life Support

It may only be two weeks into the 2020 NFL season, but it is safe to say that panic has already set in for fans of the Vikings, as the team is off to an 0-2 start, this after the team was in the NFC Divisional playoffs just eight months ago.

Week one saw the team fall at home to the team many picked to win the NFC North, the Green Bay Packers, and then yesterday in Indianapolis the team was a slight underdog, but still didn’t play up to potential in an ugly 28-11 setback to the Colts.

The team will be back at home this week to take on a team that surprised everyone in 2019, the Tennessee Titans, a team that made it to the AFC Title game before losing to the Chiefs.

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The biggest problem in two games for the Vikings has been the inconsistent quarterback play of Kirk Cousins, who had ups and downs in 2019, but this year thus far has been flat out bad.

Sunday in Indianapolis he was just 11-for-26 for 113 yards with three interceptions, and his quarterback rating was a putrid 15.9.

Pressure is going to fall on Vikings offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak to help Cousins and the rest of the offense to get turned around.

Monday he admitted that he has to be the one on the coaching staff to work hard to get things going in the right direction.

“I wake up this morning looking at myself. I’ve got to figure it out,” he said, via Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press.

Cousins’ play is a major concern, but there’s no way that right now the Vikings are set to go to another quarterback, and Kubiak knows that it’s about the veteran just getting comfortable and getting on track with the rest of the offense.

“I’ve got to find a way to get him off to a better start… There’s not a lot of snaps. We’ve got to figure it out,” Kubiak told KFAN, via Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press.

Getting the run game going can only help as well, as thus far in two games the team has not seen the best of Dalvin Cook, who is the team’s feature back.

That also means there’s pressure on the club’s offensive line to block better, and flat out open holes for Cook, a dynamic back who can get things going if given the chance.

Sunday is another chance to be at the crossroads at home for the Vikings, it’ll be interesting to see if this week is better and if things can indeed go better for the Vikings.


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