The Minnesota Vikings have little left to play for, with a fan base largely focused on positioning for next year's draft. Landing the first overall pick is a realistic outcome.
Their competitiveness hasn't waned despite this dismal 2-8-1 record, but their late-game command has sure been missing. That goes for everyone.
Consider the reaction from both sides of the ball after their latest collapse Sunday in Green Bay that led to a 26-26 tie.
''The game was in our hands, and we just have to find a way to make some plays on defense at the end of the game to get the victory,'' said cornerback Chris Cook.
Said wide receiver Greg Jennings: ''I thought we did some very positive things, but we just couldn't stick it in the end zone when we needed to. That's the difference in games, when you settle for three instead of getting six.''
The Vikings lost a 23-7 lead that lasted until less than 12 minutes remained in regulation, and missed several opportunities to win the game after the Packe...