Technically the Minnesota Vikings are not the worse team in the NFL, but after Monday night's performance they are certainly very close. The New York Giants and their 31st-ranked scoring defense handily shutdown the Vikings and Josh Freeman in his Minnesota debut.
Even the team's only player to score, Marcus Sherels, had a hand in giving this one away to the Giants.
It sounds almost comical to say, but the Vikings wasted their best defensive effort of the season. They held Eli Manning, and the 27th-ranked scoring offense to only 23 points—a full touchdown less than the defense has averaged. It was the fewest points allowed by the defense this season.
It just seems that Minnesota cannot put things together on both sides of the ball in the same game.
After the performance against the Giants, and a pretty tough schedule remaining, it's likely that the Vikings will not win another game this season.
Here are the Viking roster grades for the Giants game. If things keep going this way I'll have to come up with some kind of a curve to ensure they graduate—of course that might be how some these players were graded out by the Vikings staff.