Unsurprisingly, Minnesota Vikings All-Pro safety Harrison Smith took the team's loss to the Chicago Bears on Monday night pretty hard.
With a one-point lead late in the fourth quarter, all the Minnesota Vikings needed to do in order to get a win on Monday night was prevent the Chicago Bears from scoring any points on their final offensive drive of the matchup.
Well, unfortunately, the Bears found a way to gain enough yards to kick a go-ahead field goal on the drive, which ultimately sent the Vikings home with a loss.
After the contest, Minnesota safety Harrison Smith was almost speechless when he was interviewed at his locker by KSTP's Darren Wolfson.
Harrison Smith and the Minnesota Vikings defense did enough to win on Monday
For as disappointed as Smith sounded in the clip above, he and the rest of the Vikings' defense were a big reason why the team still even had a chance to get a win at the end of the game.
Minnesota's defense held Chicago to a grand total of 12 points, and most of the time, that would typically lead to a Vikings victory.
In fact, Minnesota had won 39 straight games in which they allowed 12 points or less to their opponent before Monday's loss.
So it's incredibly difficult to place much blame on the Vikings' defense for the loss since they pretty much did everything a team could ask for.
It's also understandable why Smith reacted the way he did. Minnesota's defense was coming up with stops all game long, and when they needed one the most, the unit was unable to come through.
Still, the Vikings' defense wouldn't have even been in that position if it weren't for the offense turning the ball over four times in the matchup.