Vikings veteran cornerback Terence Newman reminded media on Monday at Winter Park that Sunday’s 30-13 loss to Green Bay was just one game.

“I don’t know why people are acting like we lost 10 games in a row or something,” Newman said. “It’s one game and we didn’t play the best that we could and they made plays. So we’ll just get back to the drawing board and work and focus on Atlanta.”

The mood in the locker room Sunday arguably felt like the Vikings had lost 10 in a row. Starting safety Harrison Smith said he wasn’t in the best mindset to speak and other players kept their answers short in postgame interviews.

The Vikings hadn’t lost since Oct. 4, a Week 4, 23-20, loss at Denver and were 2-2 entering the bye week. They rattled off five straight wins before the streak was snapped by division rival Green Bay.

Despite the loss, the Vikings still remain tied for first place in the NFC North and in good position to claim a spot in the playoffs.

“What we’ve done previously was to put ourselves in position to where we could control our own destiny,” Newman said. “The biggest thing we have to do is just continue to win games and as long as we do that I think everything else will take care of itself. We just have to keep playing as a team and playing together and understand there might be some games where guys might make some plays. But we’ve got to be resilient and bounce back and make some plays of our own.”

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