The Vikings retooled their defense and kept around the key parts to an efficient offense. What did that lead to? A loss in the first week to an inferior opponent.
I think when something like that happens this early, it’s easy to overreact. Minnesota could have used that victory, considering how difficult the team’s schedule is in 2021. However, success in the regular season and a playoff berth are still not out of the question.
Vikings fans need to stay positive. Here are some reasons for optimism after the loss to the Bengals: