The Vikings made other egregious mistakes, but only one "lost" the game

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Unfortunately, it’s is a tale as old as time for Minnesota Vikings fans. The art of passing blame for a Vikings loss has all but become a right of passage that we teach our young here in the state of 10,000 lakes. It’s what we do here, and we’re doing it again after Sunday’s 34-33 loss to the Cardinals on the road.

It sounds something like this…

“Yeah Greg Joseph missed the field goal at the end, but there were *INSERT NUMBER HERE* other mistakes that cost the them the game as well.”

Fans do it, coaches do it, players do it too.

And it’s time to stop it.

Yes, the argument is there. Let’s rattle some off just off the top of our heads…

  • The missed extra point, don’t get me started.
  • The coaching decisions to not go for 4th and 1 after Cook left with injury. You were inside two minutes in the first half. Or more glaringly in the third quarter another 4th and one, this time with Dalvin back in there, and they punted. It’s playing not-lose rather than playing to win.
  • The busted coverage that led to the Rondale Moore 77-yard touchdown

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