The Vikings still believe in themselves but also understand the importance of notching a win in their home opener.
Minnesota will host Seattle Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium and is looking to improve to 1-2 on the season.
CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora took a look at the Vikings, who are one of seven winless teams through two weeks. La Canfora wrote:
[The Vikings] should have beat the Bengals in Week 1 but ended up chasing that game and then handing it right back late. Got in a shootout against the Cardinals last Sunday and this time lost on a game-ending field goal gone awry (a Vikings specialty).
La Canfora said “it’s worth pointing out” that both of Minnesota’s losses have occurred in road games, and this weekend the Vikings will be able to play in front of their home crowd for the first time in nearly two years.
He called the health of the Vikings defense a “concern” with multiple starters banged up, and he also expressed concern about Minnesota’s star running back.
Dalvin Cook is being asked to carry the offense, and he too got dinged up last week. One gets the sense this is a frustrated and wound up fanbase, and I’d suggest a strong start against Seattle. This won’t be easy. Russell Wilson should be able to cook against this defensive line, and no one is throwing a better deep ball right now. Only six teams…