6 biggest takeaways from the Vikings loss vs. Lions in Week 13

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This is the tipping point

I’ve seen the people on the “Fire Mike Zimmer” train on social media. I have always been of the mindset that Zimmer has been doing okay with what he’s been working with and that he deserves more opportunities.

Sunday’s loss to Detroit has me closer than ever to throwing in the towel on Zimmer. His absurd decisions defensively on the final drive of this game as well as shuffling the offensive line, play selection on two-point conversion tries, and going for it when he shouldn’t have has me throwing my hands in the air and yelling at my television.

I was tricked into thinking the conservative Zimmer was learning from his mistakes and the defensive-minded coach was making adjustments to help his team succeed. At this point, it looks as though Minnesota could be looking for a new head coach after this season.

I’ve loved so many things about the Mike Zimmer era, but it’s time to look ahead. This team needs someone to run this offense and unleash the potential it has. It also needs someone more aggressive defensively to not let leads get erased by easy drives by their opponents.

Unless Zimmer and the Vikings can rattle off enough victories to get them to the playoffs, this could be his last year with the team. Minnesota needs to get over the hump, and I’m not sure anymore if Mike Zimmer has what it takes to get it done.

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What did you learn from this game between the Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions? And what was your biggest takeaway from Week 13? Let us know your opinions in the comments!