Vikings Postgame Report: Opportunistic Packers Make The Vikings Pay For Costly Mistakes, Vikings Lose 41-17 | GB | Wk 17
Welcome to the Week 17 edition of the Vikings Postgame Report. It was a rough start to 2023 for the Vikings, as they were overrun and unable to recover from early mistakes at Lambeau Field on Sunday afternoon. The first half saw a host of errors that gave Green Bay a comfortable lead, including: a pick six, a kick return touchdown, a Tonyan touchdown reception, and a doinked in 56-yard Mason Crosby field goal at the buzzer, leaving the Vikings in a 27 - 3 hole. The Vikings Offense moved the ball a bit better to start the second half, but a series of costly turnovers and subsequent conversions by Green Bay saw the game continue to get out of hand. A few bright spots included Jalen Nailor scoring his first career touchdown midway through the fourth-quarter, K.J. Osborn grabbing a late touchdown toss from Mullens, and Josh Metellus blocking his second punt in as many weeks. Paul Allen and Pete Bercich breakdown what happened today, including: the impact of the Offensive injuries during today's game, the inability to get Thielen or Jefferson going in a meaningful way, the losses current impact on our playoff position, and an overview of the key issues that need to be cleaned up as the squad looks to finish off the regular season in Chicago and head into the playoffs. Plus, Head Coach Kevin O'Connell speaks to the media, Gabe Henderson and Ben Leber also go 'Between The Lines' presented by Gatorade, Quarterback Kirk Cousins shares his thoughts in his postgame press conference, and Ron Johnson gives his '3 Takes' to round out the show. All of this and more is in the Week 17 edition of the Vikings Postgame Report.