Perfect No More — Vikings Sink Themselves to First Loss

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The Minnesota Vikings have now experienced what every other team in the NFL has — a loss. Calm down Vikings fans, it’s only one game against a tough opponent on the road. And I will give credit where credit is due — the Eagles came up with a solid game plan and played well enough to win the game. But in my eyes, this game is all about the purple shooting themselves in the foot, over and over. Like the Week 1 loss last year to the woeful San Francisco 49ers, this was an uncharacteristic game from this Vikings team.

The obvious jumping off point is the atrocious play of the offensive line. We all knew this unit was the Vikings glaring weakness and it really showed on Sunday. Though the offensive line lost battle after battle and never got settled, a lot of factors contributed to Sam Bradford and the Vikings offense getting blown up.

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Minnesota Vikings Breakdown: Players and Coaches Report to Training Camp Today

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For many, today is a great day. After the Superbowl, football is gone from Minnesota sports fans’ lives for 5+ months — but now, with players and coaches reporting to training camp today, excited Vikings fans get the chance to check out their favorite team back in action. Even though it’s just practice, and the current roster is significantly larger than the final 53 man squad, fans from all over the region flock to Mankato to get a glimpse of aging veterans, rising rookies, and seasoned superstars. Today marks the beginning of the season for the 2013 Minnesota Vikings.

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