3 biggest Vikings scapegoats from the Wild Card loss to the Giants

(Photo by Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports) Kirk Cousins
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Which Minnesota Vikings players are getting too much of the blame for the outcome of the team’s first-round playoff game against the New York Giants?

An impressive season for the Minnesota Vikings came to a screeching halt this past Sunday as they were unable to get a victory in the first round of the 2022 playoffs against the New York Giants.

It was another close game for Minnesota, but unlike their previous close contests during the regular season, the Vikings found themselves on the losing end of a one-score game.

It was a rough way for the NFC North champs to go out, and many people are looking for who to blame for this heartbreaking loss.

Minnesota defensive coordinator Ed Donatell is the biggest bearer of the blame, and you’re unlikely to find anyone who disagrees with that sentiment. In what was probably Donatell’s final game with the Vikings, he couldn’t find a single answer for the Giants’ offense as they racked up over 430 total yards.

While Donatell is receiving some deserved heat, who are some members of Minnesota’s roster that are receiving more flack than they should for the playoff loss to New York?