“That is in all probability one of many poorest video games we have performed in a very long time,” Priefer stated Thursday, Nov. 30.
Two blocked kicks and uncharacteristic penalties will immediate that from a coach.
Kai Forbath had a fifty three-yard subject aim try and an additional level blocked, however Priefer exonerated his kicker on each misses. He felt a penalty ought to have been referred to as on Detroit for interfering with lengthy snapper Kevin McDermott on the primary one.
“Kevin, we thought he was hit within the aspect of the top and neck space, which is unlawful,” Priefer. “We nonetheless ought to have protected him higher than we did, (however) they obtained a man in there clear.”
The missed additional level was due to a mishandled snap by holder Ryan Quigley.
“Neither one have been Kai’s fault,” Priefer stated. “We have got to do a greater job there. It was a really unclean recreation for our area-objective group, nevertheless it did not cease there. We did not cowl kicks properly. We obtained a penalty on a kickoff return, which we’ve not had in perhaps over a yr. We had two nice punts and two of the opposite punts we did not cowl properly.”
A 3rd blocked kick was snuffed as a result of Detroit cornerback Darius Slay was offside when he charged in to knock down Forbath’s 25-yard try with 1:15 remaining, which nullified a seventy seven-yard landing return by Nevin Lawson that would have pressured additional time.
Forbath did make a 36-yard area objective with three:forty two left within the recreation to shut the scoring. Since becoming a member of the Vikings final November, he’s 39 of forty three on subject-aim makes an attempt however simply 34 of forty two on additional factors.
Quarterback Case Keenum was named NFC Offensive Participant of the Month for November, the NFL introduced Thursday. He’s the second Vikings participant to earn the consideration this season.
Keenum accomplished seventy one.1 % of his passes (sixty nine for ninety seven) for 866 yards with seven touchdowns, two interceptions and a passer score of 114.zero. He was sacked simply twice. He additionally ran thirteen occasions for 39 yards and a landing.
Keenum threw for no less than 280 yards and one landing in three November video games and helped the Vikings surpass four hundred-plus yards of offense every week.
Defensive finish Everson Griffen was NFC Defensive Participant of the Month for October, marking the primary time since 1999 (Cris Carter, John Randle) that that Vikings have gained again-to-again participant-of-the-month awards.
In the meantime, three Vikings gamers lead their positions in Professional Bowl voting: broad receiver Adam Thielen (199,431 votes), defensive finish Everson Griffen (142,one hundred forty four) and free security Harrison Smith (sixty seven,485), in response to figures launched this week.