Who are the most disappointing Minnesota Vikings players from their heartbreaking Week 5 loss?
The Minnesota Vikings went toe to toe with the undefeated Seattle Seahawks in a Sunday night Week 5 matchup. Just when it appeared the Vikings were finally going to beat the Seahawks for the first time in the Mike Zimmer era, the head coach’s gamble on 4th-and-inches failed and it allowed Russell Wilson to march the Seattle offense down the field to score the game-winning touchdown.
It was arguably the most heartbreaking loss Minnesota has suffered in recent memory and one that will take a while for the players, coaches, and fans of the purple to recover from.
Many Vikings players stepped up in the game against the Seahawks and they made significant plays for the first time this season. James Lynch and Ifeadi Odenigbo both made a difference on the defensive line, Irv Smith Jr. and Eric Wilson both had their best performances of the season, Alexander Mattison and Dalvin Cook both ran the ball very hard, and Adam Thielen had a dominating performance catching the football.
While these players helped carry Minnesota to a near upset victory in Seattle, others did not fare so well. Who are some of the Vikings players whose performances against the Seahawks hurt the team more than they helped?