4 biggest disappointments from the Vikings loss to the Bucs in Week 1

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What were the most disappointing parts of the loss suffered by the Minnesota Vikings in their Week 1 matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday?

The Minnesota Vikings started the 2023 season in the worst way imaginable by losing at home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. The Vikings were expected to win this game, and they may have done just that if they didn't turn the ball over three times.

While that was the biggest reason the team lost, it wasn't the only one. There were plenty of other things that went wrong, with some costly penalties being one, and just some overall rust with this unit that won 13 games a season ago.

This was a game that was chocked full of disappointments. The blame can be pointed all around, and Minnesota truly needs to do some soul-searching if they are going to bounce back on a short week and go into Philadelphia and upset the Eagles.

The good news is that the majority of the Vikings' issues are correctable, but losing a game at home to an inferior opponent is not what championship-caliber teams do.

Anyway, here are some of the bigger disappointments we saw from Minnesota in their Week 1 loss.