It was a disaster for the Minnesota secondary on Thursday night against the unstoppable  Rams. They allowed 465 yards and five touchdowns to quarterback  Jared Goff in a 38-31 loss. As accurate and precise as the Vikings were on offense, they could not keep up with the Los Angeles attack.

Things could have been a little easier had the Vikings played defense. 

With constant scoring, Kirk Cousins and his 422 yards were just not enough for a win. It's been a rough start for a Minnesota defense that was the best in the league just a season ago in total yards allowed per game. 

Minnesota Vikings head coach ​Mike Zimmer was not having it after the game. In fact, he did not want to take the blame for the loss at all. 

"We've never been -- probably anywhere I've ever been -- we've never been this poor in pass coverage, so we're going to look at everything we're doing and get back to doing things correctly," Zimmer said. 

A Vikings defense that is known for its consistent coverage and pressure is allowing opponents to average just over 31 points per game since the Week 1 opener.

The Vikings have things to clean up, more defense than anything else. 

Cousins is the perfect man for the offense and has been playing exceptionally this season. It is not 'panic' mode for Minnesota yet. But, the defense needs to wake up and fast.