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?

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jordan Addison
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jordan Addison / David Berding/GettyImages
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3. Alexander Mattison - RB

The list of Vikings that received more hate than they deserved was thin, as it was an ugly loss in which there was plenty of blame to go around.

Still, even when Alexander Mattison had arguably the most productive day for the Vikings offense, people still weren't happy that he was even out there at all.

Minnesota fans hoped it would be the Ty Chandler show against the Bears, but Chandler only received five touches. Those five touches were not great for Chandler, as he got four carries and one catch, turning all of that into just 11 yards.

Mattison only had 12 touches on the day, but his 10 carries for 52 yards were miles better than the four rushing attempts for eight yards that Chandler had.

The confusing part for Minnesota is that they only ran the ball 14 times with Mattison and Chandler, even when their passing game was clearly struggling. The offensive game plan was a significant issue for the Vikings, and they couldn't get anything going.

While Mattison has had a year to forget this season, this past game against the Bears was a game where he played as good as he could have. It wasn't a world-shattering performance, but he is not the offensive player for Minnesota that should be getting blamed for their offense's 10-point showing.

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