Missed Opportunities Cost Minnesota Vikings Chance at Statement Win in Arizona

December 11, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Minnesota Vikings missed their chance to nail down a statement win over the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night by carelessly throwing away too many opportunities.
Three lost fumbles in Arizona territory, including a strip-sack of Teddy Bridgewater with the Vikings in position to tie the game late in the fourth quarter, represented the ultimate difference in Minnesota's 23-20 loss to the playoff-bound Cardinals.  
This one will sting for Mike Zimmer's club. 
Down four defensive starters and just days after last Sunday's 31-point home defeat to the Seattle Seahawks, few gave the Vikings a chance to go into Arizona and beat the surging Cardinals. But instead of a blowout, Minnesota matched the NFC West leaders punch-for-punch—coming back from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter and later setting up a chance to force overtime. 
The final missed opportunity of the night ended the game. The NFL provided highlights:
On 3rd-and-10 wi...

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