EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. While the players for the Minnesota Vikings were stretched across the country enjoying their week off during the bye, coach Leslie Frazier and his coaching staff were still tucked inside the team's facilities at Winter Park.
Frazier and the coaches had taken time recently to evaluate the play, specifically the passing offense, before the 34-24 win against the Detroit Lions. Minnesota needed to evaluate because of the struggles. Given a full week during the bye, evaluations were about trying to stay a step ahead of the competition with six games remaining.
"You get a chance to see how people are playing you as the season went on," Frazier said. "We saw how people have evolved in the way they played us on offense, defense and special teams. And some of the adjustments that we need to make to counter some of the things that they're doing. That's probably the most beneficial part of it, to see how teams hone in on certain things that we do."
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