Yes, the Vikings have dropped five of their last six games after a 5-0 start, but let’s not act like it’s unfathomable. Remember, not only did we lose our franchise quarterback in Teddy Bridgewater and long-time running back in Adrian Peterson, the offensive line has been shuffled around all season as well. Sam Bradford had a great start to the year but the line hasn’t helped him out. Coming in to camp, it appeared as though the line would consist of Kalil, Boone, Sullivan, Fusco, and Loadholt. However, after injuries and roster moves, we are left with only Boone and Fusco. The defense has also seen its fair share of injuries and rotation. We know that every team has to deal with injuries, and Zimmer has said they weren’t going to look for excuses, but it was hard to believe that a team with injuries as significant as those that the Vikings are dealing with has a real shot to succeed for 17 weeks in a season. The decline was bound to happen at some point. Looking forward, the team can use the tough stretch to learn and develop some young talent like Mackensie Alexander and Laquon Treadwell.
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