The good, the bad and the ugly from the Vikings’ loss to the Saints

With the 2020 season starting, it seemed like it was more bad and ugly than good for the Vikings.
The team fell to 1-5 with a loss to the then winless Falcons. But after Goodbye Week, Minnesota turned it around. The Vikings gave each other a chance to get into the playoffs towards the end of the year.
Those odds officially ended on Friday. New Orleans dominated the exhausted Minnesota defense, winning 52-33.
There were some positives, but the game itself was hard to watch for Viking fans. Here's the good, the bad, and the ugly from losing in Week 16:
The good: the offense
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Vikings QB Kirk Cousins ​​threw for 291 yards and three touchdowns. Dalvin Cook returned an average of 4.9 yards per carry and one touchdown. Minnesota put 33 points in defeat. The team's offense wasn't perfect, but it was the defense that lost the game.
The bad: The Run Defense
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The Saints ran 264 meters. The Saints, running back to Alvin Kamara, who averaged 7 yards per carry, had six quick touchdowns. The Vikings weren't actually terrible in passport coverage, keeping Drew Brees on a passerby rating of 80.8 which is just fine. Brees also threw two interceptions and zero touchdown passes. But New Orleans put its will on the Minnesota Defense, and that meant doing well in the game.
The ugly: The Vikings
Photo; Chuck Cook / USA TODAY Sports
Kicker Dan Bailey missed an extra point, the Vikings missed a lot of tackles and the team was removed from the game in the fourth quarter. If Minnesota fans want to see their team play well against good competition, they'll have to wait until 2021.
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