It’s normal for negativity and dissension to cluster among a team’s fan base and media contingent following a loss. But with the manner in which the Vikings lost on Sunday night and with the opportunity that existed for the Vikings had they moved to 12-2, the team is getting an extra large helping of negativity and dissension.
Instead of celebrating a 2nd consecutive NFC North title, the fan base is worried about Philadelphia catching the Vikings for the NFC’s #2 seed. Instead of assessing Brett Favre’s chances of winning the MVP, the media is talking about a heated discussion on the sideline between the QB and head coach Brad Childress.
All of it is legitimate concern, too. So now the Vikings must deal with the dissension and find a way to move forward.
The first step in doing that has already happened – the team has returned to Winter Park for their normal treatment and training regimen following a game. Later today there will be a team meeting and then Childress will address the media at approximately 3:00 p.m.
It will be interesting to hear what Childress has to say, especially regarding the reports that he tried to bench Favre in the 3rd quarter.
With all of that said, it’s also important to remember the Vikings are an 11-3 football team.
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