The Minnesota Vikings lost for the third time in four games on Sunday in which only the running offense was able to perform up to expectations.
Sunday's 30-20 loss on the road to the Seattle Seahawks has Minnesota (5-4) in a precarious position as several facets on offense and defense have faltered in many games recently and the result is a slip in the NFC North standings. The Vikings have a home game next week against the Detroit Lions (4-4) before their bye and will need to improve in several areas, as noted below, to keep from sliding further.
Here's how Minnesota graded out against Seattle:
Pass offense: F
Simply put, the Vikings have one of the league's worst passing games right now, and might be at the bottom of the league in passing yardage when the week is over. For the second time in three games, Minnesota has finished with less than 100 net yards passing. Three times this season, the Vikings have passed for 100 net yards or less.
From quarterback Christian Ponder to t...