What were some of the most disappointing things that went down during the 2023 NFL season for the Minnesota Vikings?
The Minnesota Vikings 2023 season didn't go the way they had hoped or planned. Many things occurred that don't regularly happen in a normal season, and no one could've predicted how many different things went wrong.
Some of these unfortunate events were caused by the actual Vikings players themselves.
Maybe it was some not having the impact many had expected. Perhaps it was their performance on the field and how it led to drives stalling out, missed opportunities, or even the ball ending up in the opponent's hands.
Whatever the case may be, Minnesota's 2023 season was truly an unfortunate one and one that was riddled with disappointments.
It's hard to say which is the most disappointing, as all of these calamities contributed to the losing record. Some of these can be corrected, but some are just plain bad luck.
So, let's go over the six biggest disappointments that occurred during the Vikings' 2023 season.
Disappointment No. 1
Minnesota started off the 2023 season by always having to contend with two teams every week, their opponent and themselves. The Vikings were constantly turning the ball over.
These came in the form of interceptions from their quarterback, fumbles from their running backs, fumbles from their star wide receiver, and just about anyone else who carried or even touched the football.
Minnesota was able to clean it up a bit during a five-game win streak in the middle of the 2023 season, but things went south again when Josh Dobbs, Jaren Hall, and Nick Mullens took over at quarterback.
They consistently threw to the wrong colors and the Vikings' defense got worn out because they were constantly on the field and put in some pretty dire situations.
Turnovers are a part of the game, but Minnesota was especially loose with the football this season.
The Vikings finished with a total of 34 turnovers and had a turnover ratio of -12. The team wasn't good enough to overcome these and not many are.
It's disappointing because a handful of those turnovers were flukey ones and could have swung games in the team's favor and potentially got Minnesota into the postseason.