They're excuses for a defense that's allowed far too many points the last 2 weeks and had far too many lapses and breakdowns since the bye week. You love describing the Vikings defense as "elite". Elite defenses tend to step up and dominate when they're needed, not fold just because they were put in a bad position.Pondering Her Percy wrote:Pick apart my posts all you want, but if anyone is worried about this defense going forward then I will sit here and continue to disagree. This offense/Lockes punting put them in terrible positions how many times today?? Those aren't excuses Jim. Those are facts. And those facts let this game get way out of hand
The defense has been increasingly problematic in the latter half of the season and because this team's main focus has been to build strong defense and lean on it, when that unit fails to deliver it's a big problem indeed.