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It’s been a tough start to the season for the Minnesota Vikings.
Kevin O’Connell’s team sits on a 0-3 record, and even though they’ve been close in all three losses, they’ve shot themselves in the foot way too many times.
Ball security has been their biggest issue thus far, with seven lost fumbles throughout the first three weeks of the season.
So, after RB Alexander Mattison fumbled twice and T.J. Hockenson also lost the ball in Sunday’s heartbreaking loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, the Head Coach sent his players a stern message: You won’t see the field or be a part of the team if you keep turning the ball over (via ProFootballTalk).
Kevin O’Connell: We have to hold onto the football or we’ll find guys who will. https://t.co/ZF9CLGHpBB
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) September 26, 2023
Besides turnovers, a complete lack of a running game has also made it tough for the Vikings to get their first win of the season.
Kirk Cousins has been fairly efficient and has put up some big numbers, but they continue to sit last in rushing yards per game and total rushing yards.
Hopefully, Cam Akers’ arrival is going to do something to change that situation.
Up next, they have a date with the Carolina Panthers, who may have No. 1 pick Bryce Young back behind center after missing one game with an injured ankle.
Whatever the case, the Panthers’ defense has been fairly better than expected to start the season.
The Vikings can’t afford to lose the turnover battle again, and another loss could lead to some major changes, both in the lineup and in the organization.
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