5 biggest disappointments from the Vikings loss to the Chiefs in Week 5

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins / David Berding/GettyImages
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Disappointment No. 1

Dropped Passes

Apparently, all the Vikings players dipped their hands in oil prior to the game because balls were slipping off their mitts all game long. These dropped passes were tough to watch, and they all seemed to come at very inopportune times.

Minnesota tight end T.J. Hockenson had about three drops on the day and is definitely in a slump. The balls thrown his way weren't the easiest grabs in the world to make, but if he's the highest-paid tight end in the league, he needs to come down with at least a couple of those.

The Vikings also had three different players drop passes that would've resulted in scores. Earlier in the game, K.J. Osborn wasn't looking for the ball and actually ducked as it came his way, seeming like he was scared of it.

In his post-game presser, Kirk Cousins took the blame for that, but one has to think Osborn should at least be looking for the pass, even if it was early in his route.

Josh Oliver had the next bad drop when he let one slip right through the wickets. He would've walked into the end zone had he hauled that in.

The last horrible drop was Alexander Mattison's fault. The Vikings were trying to drive down the field to tie the game and had the perfect screen pass called. Mattison had a wall of blockers ahead of him and dropped what was the equivalent of an underhanded lob. Minnesota ended up turning the ball over on downs and lost by seven.

The fact that so many Vikings' receivers couldn't catch the ball was a major reason they lost this game and was very disappointing to see.