4 most disappointing Vikings from their Week 14 loss vs. the Bucs

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Anthony Harris – S

Anthony Harris has quietly had a disappointing 2020 season and his performance against the Bucs was another subpar showing. Harris wasn’t horrible by any means, but he just doesn’t make the plays he did a season ago, and he did a poor job in coverage on Sunday.

During the Bucs’ first touchdown, Harris crept up to play the run and Tampa Bay receiver Scotty Miller was able to get behind him. Harris couldn’t catch up and Vikings corner Chris Jones couldn’t maintain his coverage, so Miller was able to haul in a deep pass that resulted in Tampa putting six points up on the board.

Later, Harris wasn’t able to stick stride-for-stride with Rob Gronkowski and Tom Brady easily hit him for another touchdown.

Harris’ coverage skills were elite a season ago, but they have taken a dip in 2020. He has just five pass breakups this year, which is far behind his pace to get to last year’s total of 11.

The Vikings have been counting on Harris to step up and help their young corners out, but he’s struggling with his own assignments. Harris, on the day, had just three tackles and shared the blame for Tampa’s two passing touchdowns.

His performance was lacking, and he’s someone who needs to step up his play in these final three games.