After a hard fought battle in the Superdome, the Minnesota Vikings have found they have a few issues to get sorted out after falling 14-9 to the New Orleans Saints before their game this Sunday at home against the Miami Dolphins.
Struggling to move the ball for most of the game due to a lack of explosive plays, the Vikings will need to find ways to get Adrian Peterson and Percy Harvin, their most explosive players more involved.
Tight end Visanthe Shiancoe and Peterson brought the only promise to the Minnesota attack all night in the first half. However, both players were basically completely left out of the offensive game plan in the second half of a five-point game.The Saints did match-up safety Roman Harper with Shiancoe, which should of opened up more room for the wide receivers.
Unfortunately, newly acquired wide out Greg Camarillo saw little action in the game. When he did see the field, Brett Favre targeted him for a 29-yard gain in the fourth quarter and missed on what would of been another first down on the same drive. Camarillo laid out for the ball, but it was another poor throw from a rusty Favre.
The play calling throughout the game was suspect at best as Vikings' head coach Brad Childress once again proved he really has no clue how to call a game. There is no way if I coached the Vikings that I would allow my best player to get seven touches in the second half of a five-point game. That is inexcusable.
Here are five ways the Vikings can turn the corner this week against the Dolphins at home, beginning with the most important.