5 most disappointing Vikings in the blowout loss to the Packers in Week 17

(Photo by Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports) Greg Joseph
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Which Minnesota Vikings players’ performances resulted in a disappointing loss to the Green Bay Packers in Week 17?

The Minnesota Vikings did it again. They lost in embarrassing fashion, getting blown out by their hated rival, the Green Bay Packers, by a score of 41-17.

The wheels fell off very quickly in this one. After a blocked punt by the Vikings early in the game, they were unable to punch it in from the one-yard line and ended up settling for a field goal.

The Packers returned the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown, and about a drive later, they picked off Kirk Cousins on a tipped pass, took it to the house, and were quickly up 14-3. At that point, the blowout was on.

There weren’t a bunch of positives for Minnesota in this game. The Vikings defense did play pretty well in the first half, but they got worn out by the end of the game. Dalvin Tomlinson was definitely a bright spot, as he had a strip sack of Aaron Rodgers, and he was a wrecking ball for the majority of the contest.

Offensively, things were pretty grim for Minnesota. The Vikings starters failed to do much of anything, and the highlights were backups like Jalen Nailor, Oli Udoh, and Nick Mullens.

The game was a complete disaster and one that definitely won’t silence the voices of those declaring that Minnesota is fraudulent.

So who are a few members of the Vikings that were disappointing in this game? And aside from these, you can bet there were at least a dozen or so more.