Epic failures in the red zone spoiled the Vikings’ visit to Lincoln Financial Field as the Philadelphia Eagles (4-2) handed the Minnesota Vikings (5-1) their first loss of the season with a butt-ugly 21-10 defeat. The red zone woes from 2015 appear to be haunting the Vikings’ offense again this season, and it was certainly evident on Sunday.
According to teamranking.com, the Vikings rank 27th in the league in red zone efficiency. This season’s poor red zone production is somewhat surprising because the Vikings have an accurate quarterback in Sam Bradford and big, athletic pass-catchers like Kyle Rudolph, MyCole Pruitt, Cordarrelle Patterson, Charles Johnson and Laquon Treadwell. Yet with all that talent, the Vikings have only managed eight touchdowns in 17 red zone opportunities.