2. Cousins-Thielen Connection Leads Passing Attack
The game that Minshew put up against Indianapolis was next level. He threw touchdowns to three different receivers including rookie Laviska Shenault Jr. There is another team with a rookie receiver who is expected to be a force.
Justin Jefferson finished with just two catches for 26 yards in his debut but there could be more room to operate in this one. This is because Adam Thielen will get much of the attention.
Minnesota felt comfortable trading Stefon Diggs, because they got a first-round pick, but also because they know Thielen is a legitimate No. 1 receiver. He finished with six catches for 110 yards and two scores in Week 1. When healthy, Thielen has an incredible connection with Cousins.
This is a connection that can take over the passing game. Minshew was able to get comfortable against a Colts’ defense that was supposed to be improved. Cousins will have to find the same comfort early in the game.