Who is to blame for the Vikings’ loss to the Seahawks?

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John DeFilippo

DeFilippo getting shown the door on Tuesday should tell everyone all they need to know about how much he had to do with Minnesota’s loss to the Seahawks.

The Vikings’ offense failed to have a productive run game once again on Monday (just 77 yards), as it has all season long. Not being able to run the ball is not going to sit well with a head coach like Mike Zimmer.

Since Minnesota’s bye though, the team’s offense has even struggled to pass the ball well under DeFilippo.

The Vikings’ ability to pass earlier in the year was the one thing allowing Zimmer to tolerate some of the mistakes made by his offensive coordinator. Once that stopped, Minnesota’s head coach became too fed up with watching his offense fail to be productive.

Not calling plays that were intended to get Adam Thielen the ball in the first half was a major head-scratcher by DeFilippo against Seattle. Thielen finally ended up getting targets in the second half and surprise, he was productive with the ball in his hands.

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DeFilippo’s failure to get all of the playmakers in his offense involved is what led the Vikings losing on Monday and what ultimately led to the offensive coordinator’s dismissal.

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