Top 5 Minnesota Vikings Off-Field Distractions of 2014 (So Far)

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The Minnesota Vikings have had one heck of a year…and not in a good way.  The drama of this season has already caused many of the less loyal Vikings fans to jump off the ship (sorry for the pun there), but the hardcore, lifelong fans are sticking by their team through these tough times.

Sep 14, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings cornerback

Shaun Prater

(27) rests along the sidelines in the game with the New England Patriots at TCF Bank Stadium. The Patriots win 30-7. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

While only 2 weeks of the NFL’s regular season have gone by, fans of the team have already experienced more than enough heartbreak and despair to last a lifetime.  From the events that have happened so far this year, you’d think that there was some sort of curse put on this franchise.

Sadly, I don’t believe in curses, hexes or the sort.  Instead, it was bad decisions by folks in the organization and the compounding of problems that got us to this point.  It’s hard to believe that all of this has happened within the span of a year.

Here is my list of the top 5 distractions that have happened with the Minnesota Vikings so far.