Minnesota Vikings Change No. 3: Winning On the Road
The Vikings finished the 2020 season with a 10-6 record. Four of those six losses came on the road. Winning on the road has been a struggle in the head coach Mike Zimmer era, and while going .500 on the road a season ago was an improvement, some of those games weren’t against quality opponents.
The Vikings have to get better when they play away from U.S. Bank Stadium. With their strong running game and aggressive defense, they should be a team that travels well and should compete in even the toughest conditions.
Lately, though, if the Vikings are going on the road and the opponent is good or even decent, for whatever reason the team folds and isn’t able to pick up the victory.
The Vikings actually did play better on the road in 2019. They lost a couple of close games, one in Green Bay against the Packers on a boneheaded decision by quarterback Kirk Cousins that led to an interception, and then came out on the short end of the stick against both the Kansas City Chiefs and Seattle Seahawks in games that went back and forth.
The Vikings have to figure out a way to win on the road consistently and not just against teams who are scraping the bottom of the NFL barrel.