L, 21-16 @ Packers
The difference between the No. 9 spot in our NFL power rankings and No. 14 is awfully slim, which is why the Vikings have a notable drop off down into the mid teens.
Minnesota still has a top-tier defense, which managed to hold the Packers to just 335 yards at home. Meanwhile, quarterback Kirk Cousins and Co. outgained Green Bay with 421 yards of their own. But Cousins’ two interceptions were a big reason why the Vikings found themselves on the losing end of this key NFC North matchup.
Running back Dalvin Cook is enjoying a nice resurgence, though, after missing much of 2018 with injuries. He piled up 154 yards and a touchdown on the ground, while adding 37 yards through the air.
Getting Cook involved in the offense is a good move, as long as Cousins doesn’t turn the ball over.
Cousins seems to struggle in these crucial games, doesn’t he?