4 most disappointing Vikings in the Week 18 win over the Bears

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The Minnesota Vikings closed out their regular season with a 31-17 win over the Bears. Who were the most disappointing players from the victory?

The Minnesota Vikings 2021 season is officially in the books. They ended with a disappointing 8-9 record with a roster that at the start of the season, many figured was good enough for a deep playoff run.

There are plenty of reasons why the Vikings fell short of those expectations, but both sides of the ball and the coaching staff share the blame. Changes have been made to take the team in a new direction and while it is tough seeing Mike Zimmer and Rick Spielman go, it was time to move on from both.

The game against the Chicago Bears on Sunday held little meaning. Some players had records to shoot for and some draft positioning was at stake but nothing else. The Vikings went out and turned it on after a very slow start and got the victory in what turned out to be Zimmer’s final game.

Some players had breakout games like Ihmir Smith-Marsette and Kenny Willekes, but others failed to end their seasons on a high note. Here’s a list of four Vikings who finished the 2021 season in disappointing fashion.