3 scapegoats from the Vikings loss to the Bears in Week 12

Which members of the Minnesota Vikings are receiving more blame than they should for the team's latest loss?

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1. Brian Flores - Defensive Coordinator

You would think that after your defense only allowed 12 points, you would receive unanimous praise, but that is just not the case when it comes to Vikings defensive coordinator.

While Flores' play calls on Chicago's final drive were questionable, the entire game he coached was more than enough to lead Minnesota to a win, but the offense (literally) threw it all away.

Flores' defense has allowed just one touchdown over the past two games, and the Vikings have an 0-2 record to show for it.

Should Minnesota's defense have stayed aggressive on the Bears' last offensive drive? Absolutely. But this still does not negate the fact that Chicago won by only scoring 12 points.

There was only so much that the Vikings' defense could have done in this game, as they even forced two turnovers of their own, but it was simply not enough when the offense had four turnovers to their name.

Flores isn't working with the greatest defense in the world, but he's still putting together something solid with the pieces he has. Last year, the defense constantly failed Minnesota, but this year, the offense has become the team's worst enemy.