Minnesota’s opportunity at the No. 1 seed in the NFC end-of-season games was as elusive as the playing surface at Lambeau Field.
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The Vikings expected to win their last two ordinary season games and have the Falcons drop their last two challenges.
New Orleans assisted with success at Philadelphia before the 125th Line Fight started Sunday in Green Cove.
Minnesota obstructed a dropkick early yet neglected to exploit getting the ball at the Green Narrow’s 1-yard line. That drive was just the start of a pack of mistakes and self-hurt that made a group in white pullovers and purple jeans look not at all like what the 2022 Vikings had displayed in many games this season.
As the schedule turned to the principal day of 2023, the Vikings managed miscues and never figured out how to swing energy back toward their course in what transformed into a 41-17 misfortune.
As opposed to tracking down one more method for winning one more close one in the final quarter or arranging one more emotional rebound, the Vikings completed the game with its talented players uninvolved.
Dislike the gathering had a pennant day to think of home about.
Kirk Cousins completed 18-of-31 passing with 205 yards, a score, and three captures for a passer rating of 49.2. He likewise lost a mishandle during a sack.
Dalvin Cook added up to 27 yards on nine surges and included 17 yards on two gets.
Justin Jefferson was restricted to one gathering for 15 yards on five targets, and Adam Thielen wrapped up with one catch for 16 yards on four targets.
Wounds mounted in an all-out attack mode line, also, with the Vikings losing Austin Schlottmann on their fifth hostile play of the game. Schlottmann, who has been beginning instead of Garrett Bradbury (back injury), was supplanted by Chris Reed. The Vikings likewise lost right tackle and skipper Brian O’Neill to a calf injury. He was supplanted by Olisaemeka Udoh.
The misfortune dropped the Vikings to 12-4 on the season and moved the Falcons (13-3) one bit nearer to the No. 1 seed. San Francisco (12-4) had the option to jump Minnesota for the No. 2 seed. The 49ers hold the sudden death round given a superior gathering record on the off chance that they wrap up with a similar record as the Vikings. San Francisco can likewise guarantee the No. 1 with success and misfortune by Philadelphia one week from now.
Minnesota would have to win one week from now at Chicago and have San Francisco lose to Arizona in Week 18 to return to the No. 2. The No. 3 spot is destined to be the most minimal seed for the Vikings.
The following are four additional perceptions introduced by Minnesota Eye Experts, the Pleased LASIK Accomplice of the Minnesota Vikings, trailed by a scoring rundown:
- Dropkick block squandered, then, at that point, extraordinary groups battle
Josh Metellus hindered a dropkick for the second time in as many games, however, the Vikings didn’t follow the accomplishment in exceptional groups with a score as they did the earlier week.
Metellus turned into the principal NFL player to hinder a dropkick in back-to-back games since previous Chicago Bear Anthony Marshall in 1995 against Green Straight and at Tampa Cove.
The Vikings ended up making do with a field objective after getting the ball at the Green Cove 1 to begin their second ownership of the game. Minnesota gave a run up the stomach a shot second down (Schlottmann was harmed) and again on the third. The two snaps got a deficiency of 1.
Green Narrows held onto the energy on the following opening shot when Keisean Nixon tore a 105-yard return for his most memorable vocational score.
Notwithstanding that long run back, Minnesota likewise permitted a 10-yard dropkick return by Nixon and a 15-yarder by Randall Cobb.
Jalen Reagor blundered a dropkick return for Minnesota. Kene Nwangwu found the median value of 28.2 yards on five opening shot returns for 141. His long was 39 yards.
After an ideal December and last week’s establishment record 61-yard field objective, Greg Joseph missed two of his three
- Focuses torrential slide
Minnesota stacked terrible drive after awful crash into the final quarter, neglecting to acquire a first down on five of its initial nine belongings.
After the Joseph field objective, Minnesota’s next seven drives finished the accompanying ways: dropkick, interference, missed field objective, capture attempt, missed field objective, bungle, and a block attempt.
Green Sound neglected to change over a fourth-down endeavor with 6:32 leftover, yet the Packers then, at that point, took out Cousins for a 75-yard score when Minnesota attempted to put it all on the line on fourth down.
The Packer’s next six belongings finished in the accompanying ways: field objective, score, a field objective that skipped off the crossbar and through, dropkick, score, and score.
The joined absence of achievement by Minnesota’s offense and powerlessness to get stops on guard prompted Green Cove to score 41 back-to-back focuses.
- Turnovers, the season of ownership, and surging yards
Most groups would pursue this detail line from Aaron Rodgers before the game and take their risks the remainder of the way: 15-of-24 passing for 159 yards with one score (passer rating of 95.7).
Be that as it may, the arrangement would presumably be off once the group figured out it would be joined by losing the turnover fight 4-0, the season of ownership 34:04 to 25:56, and permitting 163 net surging yards.
Aaron Jones wrapped up with 111 yards on only 14 conveys (a normal of 7.9), turning into the main rival player to post 100 yards on the ground against Minnesota this season.
AJ Dillon included 41 yards and 12 conveys, including a 2-yard score, and Rodgers just ran a 2-yard score for Green Inlet’s last places.
- Garbage talk was upheld with genuineness, insult, and hit on the sideline
Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander considered Jefferson’s 184 yards and two scores against Green Cove in Week 1 an “accident.”
On Sunday, he brought rawness, provoking, and an unflagged late hit beyond the field of play to the matchup.
Alexander stuck Jefferson at the line on various occasions and played with some rawness with the ball in the air.
Two plays after Minnesota halted Green Sound with a sack by Dalvin Tomlinson on fourth-and-1, Alexander connected with Jefferson on various occasions with the ball in flight. It fell deficient, and no banners were brought down.
Alexander hit Jefferson’s “The Griddy” dance to insult him after the play.
In the final quarter, Alexander jumped at Jefferson, who was well beyond the field of play and down on the Packers sideline after making a tackle to end Minnesota’s third capture tossed.
Jefferson appeared to battle with his balance for a significant part of the game — he was in good company — and changed his spikes during the game.