5 biggest changes the Vikings must make during their bye week

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Vikings change No. 5

Use home field advantage

Enough with being polite, the Minnesota Vikings have been awful at home this season. Headlined by losses to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Chicago Bears, the team is a repulsive 2-4 in front of fans at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Losing to the dysfunctional Los Angeles Chargers and the Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs is a bit more understandable, but even those games were decided by a score and should have felt more in command with an ocean of purple and gold jerseys in the stands.

The Vikings only have two home games left at home but both will have huge implications on the season. The first is on Christmas Eve against the Detroit Lions and the next is on New Years Eve against the Green Bay Packers.


It's sad that the Minnesota Vikings need to win their last two games at U.S. Bank Stadium to have a 4-4 record at home this season. It used to be such an advantage to play at home (304-172-4 all-time), but that hasn't been the case this season.

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