5 drives that cost the Vikings a win over the Packers in Week 17

(Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins
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In a Week 17 matchup inside Lambeau Field, the Minnesota Vikings were embarrassed by the Green Bay Packers by a score of 41-17.

It has been six weeks since the Minnesota Vikings lost to the Dallas Cowboys. A game that many Vikings fans thought was a fluke and there was no way the team would get beat like that again.

However, this past Sunday, Minnesota allowed touchdowns in all three phases on the way to getting blown out by their rival.

It is hard to shift any blame because this truly was a team effort. Everything about this game was sloppy, from the field conditions at Lambeau to the Vikings’ execution. What is especially painful about this loss is the number of opportunities that Minnesota left on the field.

Rewatching the film, there were five different drives where the Vikings’ offense put themselves in position to score by getting into Packers territory, but they were unable to come away with a single point.

This does not count Minnesota having to settle for a field goal after getting a 1st-and-Goal situation from the Green Bay one-yard line.

Let’s take a look at how each drive stalled in the Vikings’ loss in Week 17 to the Packers.