EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Off of last week's disappointing loss at Chicago, Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier polled his team whether any motivational speeches need to be delivered prior to Sunday's game at Green Bay.
Minnesota still has playoff hopes, and possibilities, but time is running short for the Vikings to make their run. Frazier's players didn't need any speeches. They say they know the importance of Sunday's game against the Packers.
"At this level, if you can't get excited about this opportunity, whew, you're in the wrong business," Frazier said. "I asked them this exact question, 'Do I have to give a motivational speech to get us ready to play this game?' And I asked them to give me some feedback and, to a man, no. We'll be ready to play. It's a matter of are we good enough to get it done on the road? I just don't sense that they'll be lackadaisical about their approach this week."
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