6 biggest takeaways from the Vikings loss to the Packers in Week 17

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Big Changes need to be made

The Minnesota Vikings have endured some misfortune the last few years but there comes a point where the excuses for a lack of success don’t matter anymore and the franchise needs to make some changes to break out of the rut they are in.

This means possibly moving on from head coach Mike Zimmer or general manager Rick Spielman as voices of authority, eliminating other members of the coaching staff or front office, or even finding a way to get out from under players who have massive contracts.

A spotlight has been cast on Mike Zimmer, making him the most likely candidate to not return for the 2022 NFL season. However, putting blame on Rick Spielman for the personnel or disliking the big payday of Kirk Cousins during the upcoming season makes them interesting individuals to watch too.

All Vikings know is that this team needs to be better. Missing the playoffs in back-to-back seasons is unacceptable and only winning two playoff games and making the playoffs four times in the last decade is extremely frustrating.

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Were you embarrassed by what the Minnesota Vikings accomplished in Week 17? And what did you learn from this loss to the Packers? Let us hear your opinion on the Sunday Night Football game in the comments.