The Vikings need a lot of things to change before the team takes on the Cardinals in Week 2.
For starters, the Vikings defense has to get a lot better. The team gave up 27 points to a Bengals team that may not even be good in 2021. Minnesota has to rationalize why the team spent so much money on defense this offseason.
The offense has room for improvement as well. The Vikings offensive line struggled in the regular season opener. And the group as a whole committed costly penalties.
Minnesota is likely playing a better opponent this week. Here are some players who need big games: