Or at least the Purple's Special Teams won "Goat of the Week" honors from Peter King. Mr King tells us, "Minnesota's special teams. They define brutal."
You can read the paragraph here, halfway down the page. He also finishes the story with this prediction:
"I think I don't care if the Vikings are just a game out of first place in the NFC North. They're cooked. Any team that plays as poorly in all three phases as the Vikes did at Chicago -- allowing 48 Chicago points in the first 46 minutes of the game -- will be home for New Year's."
So while special teams should be the focus of this embarrassing loss how culpable is the Defense and Leslie Frazier in this? It's true they didn't get a lot of help in terms of field position and they didn't give up 14 of the 48 points, but that still leaves them with 34 points.
A lot of people have been talking about Frazier replacing Chili at the helm--at least if we cut Chili loose during the season. Is this still what the fans are looking for? Or should we ride the Kick Ass Offense to the end of the season to enjoy the higher draft pick it bestows upon us before looking for a real coach?
The good news is that Zygi doesn't mind spending money on coaches and he may have learned enough of a lesson from his last hiring debacle that we have a good chance at getting a good coach.
I'd give my right arm to have Tomlin back, but that's spilled milk now.