Bruce Kluckhohn-US PRESSWIRE
Leslie Frazier's offense is not designed to come from behind.
Of Minnesota's five wins, the Vikings scored the game's first touchdown in four of them. The lone game was in Week 1 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
And again, that was the Jacksonville Jaguars.
In Minnesota's four losses, it scored first in three of them, but they scored the game's first touchdown only against the Seattle Seahawks.
If the Vikings can get the game's first touchdown, then that will rile up the home crowd, which will rile up the players and rattle the opposition.
Minnesota is reeling.
Regardless of what the players say, they have to be pressing. By scoring the game's first touchdown, that will leave the offense feeling good about itself and will allow the defense to have the joy of playing with a lead.
All of that will lead to a healthier state of mind for every player on the roster, which should lead to them all being able to give their best performance.