Minnesota Vikings in the recent past have put up a sorry face. A far cry from the glory days of even the previous year when Skol Vikings used to evoke emotions of pride, awe and admiration. Now they are of frustration, anger and disappointment.
And all the fans who would shoutout at the top of their voices Skol Vikings have good reasons to be disappointed. The Viking efforts for the season appear to be heading gloriously toward nowhere.
In a span that extends to barely over two weeks, the Minnesota Vikings performance graphs have taken a tumble. From NFC frontrunners to a team plagued by chaos and confusion. The team in the recent past has dropped two straight. This includes the rather humiliating loss to the Chicago Bears placed near the bottom by 20-10 that too in prime-time. If things were not bad enough in the wave of the rather unexpected resignation of offensive coordinator Norv Turner, Wednesday plunged it into disarray.
Though not exactly famed for their great offensive skills nevertheless the resignation was a disappointment. Coach Mike Zimmer had said “I was very, very surprised,” according to detroitnews.com
At the moment the records show a 5-2 game performance and after two sordid losses the Vikings must be hell bent for redemption. The Vikings still top the NFC North group standings but just had their worst game in this particular season. Minnesota allowed the bears of more than 400 yards of offense in all while needless to struggling with their blunt capabilities of offense.
They are all set to face the Detroit Lions in a divisional showdown Sunday according to vikings.com This if the first face-off between the two teams in 2016 and the first at US State Bank Stadium.
In contrast to the topsy-turvy luck of the Vikings, Detroit sits at an adroit 4-4 league performance and lost their last match to Houston.
So, probably, Skol Vikings just might be the end word.
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