More bad things
The Minnesota Vikings absolutely collapsed in the third quarter of this game as well as a couple of occasions in the fourth quarter. Although it appeared as though Minnesota could win this game a few times after having a lead at halftime and powering back to within one score in the fourth quarter, it wasn’t meant to be.
Although Seattle were favorites in this game, it was never completely outside of reach. The Vikings did show some fighting spirit on both sides of the ball, but neither side played a complete enough game to bring home the win.
Here are some other bad things to come out of Week 13 for the Minnesota Vikings:
- The usual suspects (part 1). Let’s make sure to get our weekly mentions in. Xavier Rhodes did force a fumble this game, but his coverage was absolutely atrocious. Wilson feasted on Rhodes when he needed to pick up first downs and saw little resistance.
- The usual suspects (part 2). Pat Elflein was better this game with his protection and even recovered a fumble. However, he did have a holding penalty that set the team back. This is a bit of nitpicking this week, but still worth mentioning.
- Fingers crossed on an injury. Please, for the love of everything, let Dalvin Cook be okay. He didn’t return to the game after what appeared to be a shoulder injury…and that is terrifying. Minnesota needs him if they want to continue pushing forward toward and into the playoffs.
- Missed connections. Kirk Cousins and Stefon Diggs were on different planets during this game. The two connected on less than half of the targets, and the four connections only accounted for 25 yards, with his longest catch going for only ten yards. This is not what you need with Adam Thielen out.
- Giving out handouts. There were three total fumbles: two from Dalvin Cook and one from C.J. Ham. Two of those fumbles were recovered by Seattle. One pass bounced off Stefon Diggs’ hands and was intercepted by Tre Flowers. You can’t have this kind of poor protection of the football against a team like Seattle and hope to walk out with a win.
What do you think were the best and worst things to come out of the game between the Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks in Week 13 on Monday Night Football? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section!