1. Plain and Simple, They’re Better
The Vikings are the better team. They entered the 2020 season as contenders in the NFC. While they did not look like it in Week 1, this is still reality. There was hype surrounding the Colts because of their offseason additions, but it is going to take some time to come together.
First and foremost, Rivers is playing for a different team for the first time in his career. He is an immediate upgrade from Jacoby Brissett a season ago, but he is not going to come in and be comfortable right away. Second, the Colts will rely on a lot of young options. They drafted Taylor and Michael Pittman Jr. in April’s draft. He finished with just two catches for 10 yards in his debut. Parris Campbell is back after being hurt throughout his rookie season and of course, T.Y. Hilton is still a No. 1.
This is a team that is going to take some time to gel, especially defensively. The Vikings also have some question marks on the defensive end but they are more trustworthy offensively. Cook and Thielen bring a certain stability to the offense. Despite some negative feelings that people have for Cousins, he is in his third season with the Vikings and knows the system well.
The Colts enter this game as a three-point favorite as of now. This is because they are the home team but Minnesota will quickly take control. The Vikings need to avoid and 0-2 start to keep pace the Packers.