Vikings head into bye week with 1-5 record after losing to hapless Falcons - Minnesota Vikings Blog- ESPN
Kirk Cousins struggles in the first half against the Falcons as he gets picked off three times. (0:54)
MINNEAPOLIS – There’s no more questioning whether the Minnesota Vikings are better than their 1-5 record.
The Vikings’ 40-23 loss to the Atlanta Falcons is reflective of a team that does not have it together. A team that looked like it wasn’t ready to play on Sunday -– at all. A team whose season is in the tank as it heads into their bye week.
If Minnesota wanted to keep its playoff hopes alive, a win against the hapless Falcons, who this week went through coaching and general manager changes and COVID-19 scare that closed down its facility after losing their first five games of the season, was the place to start.
Instead, the Vikings head into their bye with a lot of self-reflecting on their to-do list. A team that went half-in with a rebuild this offseason while executing moves that would suggest they bought into their own win now philosophy was met with a reality check in the first half of the season.
Minnesota figured out it has to be all or nothing. Committing to a rebuild was the path that made the most sense, and the Vikings found out quickly in their first six games of the season that they can’t have their cake and eat it, too.
Now there could be consequences as the Vikings try to overcome their own hubris.
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