Every weekday, we walk you through what’s going on with the Vikings.
WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED
— Viking coach Mike Zimmer hopes his team quickly shakes off Sunday’s 30-13 loss to Green Bay and returns Wednesday with smiles on their faces.
— The Vikings offensive line appeared to be improving, but took a step back on Sunday. However, coach Mike Zimmer would’t let the linemen take all the blame.
— Vikings veteran wide receiver Mike Wallace has just two catches in the last four games and has mostly disappeared from the team’s offense.
— The Vikings shot themselves in the foot too many times in Sunday’s loss to rival Packers.
BEHIND ENEMY LINES
— After a 5-0 start, Atlanta has lost four of five and is on a three-game losing streak. A closer look, though, argues that it’s not time to panic yet.
— Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan denies that he’s playing injured, but was wearing a knee brace in Sunday’s loss, plus five more things to we learned from the bad weekend.
TODAY’S VIKINGS SCHEDULE
Players have the day off and will be back in the building at Winter Park Wednesday.
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer gave his players homework for their regularly scheduled day off. On Monday, Zimmer said he asked the team to watch film of Atlanta on Tuesday and come ready to prepare for their Week 12 opponent on Wednesday. When asked if it was normal practice that he required players to watch film on the off day Zimmer said, “A lot of times, yeah, I’ll do that. I’ll tell them to do that.” Though a minor detail, the extra study time will be important during this difficult stretch in the final six weeks of the season.