The Minnesota Vikings remain one game up in the NFC North standings, but it appears as if the sense of urgency that had been lost during the team’s three-game losing streak has returned.
“The big thing is we need to win,” Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said (Vikings.com). “I mean, it’s time, we need to win. At the end of the day, that’s the most important thing. This kind of looked like the team I’ve had for awhile this week, and hopefully we carry it over.”
Minnesota took a step in the right direction offensively against the Detroit Lions, but a culmination of late-game mistakes ultimately led to a discouraging 22-16 overtime loss.
The Vikings head out on the road this week to face the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. with the goal of putting an end to their losing streak against a foe that is familiar in more ways than one.