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The Vikings will have a chance to take this one if they can slow down Seattle's top-ranked run game, but it'll be tough against a Seahawks team that appears to be finding its stride.
If the Vikings are to make the kind of deep playoff run many had predicted for them, it's very possible they will have to do much of it on the road.
Offensive coordinator John DeFilippo said Friday there were "two or three instances" where the Vikings threw the ball when they should have run it instead.
The Vikings' head coach mentioned the possibility of delegating more in-game defensive adjustments to defensive coordinator George Edwards.
The protection was strong; the production, less so.
In addition to failing another key test against a tough opponent, losing to New England put the Vikings in a more precarious position for the postseason.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is 124-20 at Gillette Stadium in his career, having already beaten the Texans and Chiefs this season, and 32-4 at home in December
The five-time Super Bowl champions are the standard to which coach Mike Zimmer and the Vikings aspire.
Safety Andrew Sendejo's season came to an official end Tuesday when the Vikings put the veteran safety on injured reserve.
Smart, mistake-free football was key.