The Vikings now head to London, England to play the Pittsburgh Steelers in a battle of winless teams.
The game was over when…Christian Ponder was sacked at the Browns 42-yard line on the last play of the game. Despite giving up the game-winning score in the final minute, the Vikings were putting together a good drive until the final buzzer.
The reason for optimism is…the Vikings were in the games right to the end, despite continually making mistakes. The Vikings have been beating themselves, but were leading into the final minute. It is no consolation, but the Vikings are only a minus-15 points in scoring differential.
The reason to worry is…the Vikings are continually making mistakes that cost them games. Leslie Frazier better figure out how to stop the unforced errors fast.
The unsung heroes was….Erin Henderson. No one had a good game, but the linebacker had eight tackles, two for-a-loss, two sacks and one interception.
A review of the key to victory is…the Vikings did not take care of business. The Vikings took the first punch from the Browns and could not collect themselves. The Vikings never righted themselves and could not have played worse.