There was no shortage of disappointment, both inside the Vikings locker room and among the fan base, following the Vikings lackluster outing last Monday night against the Packers in Green Bay. Facing a short week and another division leader this weekend, the Vikings were forced to get over that loss quickly and focus on another tough opponent.
Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier met with reporters on Friday following the team’s last full practice before Sunday’s game against Oakland, and he thinks the team is ready to produce a better output than they did just five days ago at Lambeau Field.
“Based on the way we practiced, I think the mindset seems to be where it needs to be,” Frazier explained. “That’s the impression that I get. Now we have to go out and play the game, but we have practiced well, we really have. Good focus, good attention to detail. We’ll see whether it translates to the type of performance that we need for Sunday.”
Outside of practicing well this week, Frazier pointed to the fact that the Vikings will be playing at home as another reason to expect the team to perform well on Sunday. The Vikings are 19-9 at Mall of America Field since the start of the 2008 season, and another sold-out crowd will pack the stadium on Sunday.
“I think we put three good days together of work on a short week,” Frazier said. “I really feel like our guys will go out and compete and play hard on Sunday, and are really looking forward to being in front of our fans at Mall of America Field. It should be a good contest against a very good football team, and as I mentioned earlier this week, we’re anxious to get back on the field and play a game.”
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