3 ways the Vikings can turn their 2021 season around.

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After a 3-5 start, changes to the way the Minnesota Vikings play have to be made. 

It is safe to say the season has not gotten off to a favorable start for the Minnesota Vikings in 2021. After another stretch of back-to-back close losses to Dallas and Baltimore, the Vikings have fallen two games under .500 and have to look themselves in the mirror to figure out what has to change for them to become a winning football team.

Vikings fans are used to heartbreaking losses, but the feeling of being let down and coming just shy of a victory seems to be a recurring theme in each of their games this season. First, it was the OT loss to Cincinnati after Dalvin Cook lost the ball, and it was ruled a fumble that led to a Bengal game-winning field goal. Then the following week against the Arizona Cardinals, the Vikings marched down the field in the 4th quarter on a game-winning drive, all for it to culminate in a missed field goal by Greg Joseph that sent Cardinals fans home happy. Then weeks 8 and 9 happened when Minnesota blew a lead in prime-time against Cooper Rush in his first career start, and then completely fell apart in the second half against Lamar Jackson and the Ravens after being up 14.

Long story short, it’s been a tough start to the season for the Vikings. With fans frustrated, the team seemingly becoming more injury-riddled, and patience running thin, the coaching staff needs to put their heads together to make some changes happen if they want any chance at making the postseason.