Kevin O'Connell Takes Blame for Monday Night Football Loss

Adam Taylor McKillop
Minnesota Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell humbly took the blame for his team's Monday Night Football loss in Week 2.
Minnesota Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell humbly took the blame for his team's Monday Night Football loss in Week 2. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

NFL football can be truly humbling. Just ask the Minnesota Vikings. After finishing Week 1 on top of the world with a dominant home victory over the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota failed to show up against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 2.

Head coach Kevin O'Connell's squad never held a lead once in this Monday Night Football clash, which seemed over from the very first drive.

For his part, O'Connell spoke to the media during his postgame presser and humbly shouldered the blame for this disappointing result.

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The sullen head coach did give credit to the Eagles because they "outplayed us and controlled the football game," but made sure to bring it back to himself. "When I look back on tonight, I put this one on me."

O'Connell then went on to explain how he failed to make enough in-game adjustments. "We felt good about our plan. They did some things defensively that seemed to push us to the point where we needed to make that one or two plays on a drive to get going and finish."

Minnesota Vikings Super Bowl Odds

It's certainly a mature approach from O'Connell, and a breath of fresh air compared to the Mike Zimmer days.

Either way, the Vikings don't want to overreact to one disappointing performance. Every team in the NFC North currently stands at 1-1 and O'Connell's squad has still drastically improved their Super Bowl odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Minnesota began the year at +4000 but now proudly boasts +2100 odds, which are 10th-best in the NFL. So don't hang your heads too much, Vikings fans, especially when you're favored to bounce back with a win against the Detroit Lions in Week 3.

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