Vikings’ Latest Victim Embarrassed by Outcome

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The vibes dribbling out of a 3-0 win in the NFL aren’t phenomenal for the winning team, but they’re especially nauseating for the loser.

The Minnesota Vikings survived and advanced over the Las Vegas Raiders last weekend in a game stuffed to the gills with defense and offense-themed ineptitude.

Vikings’ Latest Victim Embarrassed by Outcome

Minnesota even benched its starting quarterback, Joshua Dobbs, sliding Nick Mullens into the lineup, who later helped the purple team accumulate the three points necessary for a victory.

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And one superstar on the other side was embarrassed. Davante Adams, usually a Viking killer, told reporters about the loss, “It’s embarrassing, too. Not that that’s the main thing that drives it, but you walk off that field, and you’ve got a lot of fans that pay their money to come to see you play, and you go up and put up a goose egg. It almost looked worse that they only scored three, too.”

Adams totaled 7 receptions for 53 yards against the Vikings’ stingy defense, a decent day at the office but not to the Adamsian standard.

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“You’ve seen plenty of teams win, 20, 22-0, whatever, but when the other team wins by three, and they only score three, it just looks horrible. So, hopefully, we don’t make any more history like that on this side. I mean, I’m moving past it. I’m not over it, but I’m past it, for sure,” Adams continued.

The Vikings’ 3-0 win was the lowest-scoring triumph in the sport since 2007.

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Adams concluded, “It’s just, we couldn’t really get a rhythm, couldn’t establish really anything in the game. Once we did, we obviously turned the ball over, and we just didn’t make it easy on ourselves. So, that’s what you’re going to get if you can’t convert third down. If you can’t have explosive plays, it’s going to look like that.”

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Adams has notched 76 receptions for 867 yards and 4 touchdowns this season. If he remains healthy, paired with rookie quarterback Aidan O’Connell, Adams is on pace for 99 catches, 1,134 yards, and 5 scores. He’ll turn 31 on Christmas Eve.

The Raiders are nearing mathematical elimination from the postseason, sinking to a 5-8 record following Week 14’s loss. Minnesota, on the other hand, is in the driver’s seat for the playoffs, likely needing to finish 2-2 in the final four weeks. A 4-0 record would capture a back-to-back division title for the Vikings, and with a bit of help from the Detroit Lions, a 3-1 mark could also [maybe] do the trick.

Adams is under contract with the Raiders through the end of 2027, although a trade could be feasible as early as next offseason if the six-time Pro Bowler wanted out of Las Vegas.


Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sal Spice. His Vikings obsession dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ Basset Hounds, and The Doors (the band).

All statistics provided by Pro Football Reference / Stathead; all contractual information provided by OverTheCap.com.

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