Childress keeps job, Vikings season over?

Written by Chris Kolb

Topics: Minnesota Vikings, NFC North

Coming off the Vikings disappointing 27-14 loss in Chicago earlier today, most felt it was only a matter of time before Brad Childress was shown to the door, given all the drama surrounding the team as a result of his poor decisions on and off the field this season.

Surprisingly, team owner Zygi Wylf has decided to stay the course for the time being though, giving Childress a temporary reprieve and chance to keep his job going forward.

The choice to keep Childress isn’t likely to be looked at positively by the majority of fans in Minnesota, as they clearly want Childress to be held accountable now for his inability to produce victories with a team that’s loaded from top to bottom with talent.

Obviously, there has to be some blame placed on the players themselves for what’s taken place on the field, and a large part of that will fall at quarterback Brett Favre’s feet, as he’s been incapable of playing mistake free football when push comes to shove.

Losing today puts the Vikings well behind the eight ball, as they’ve fallen to 3-6 on the season and are three games behind the division leading Packers and Bears, who are both sitting pretty at 6-3. That said, they still have an outside shot at making the playoffs, if they can right the ship in a hurry, as the NFC is top heavy with mediocre teams right now.

It won’t be easy, but Minnesota clearly has the talent to make such a run, and it’s possible that the team will decide to win in spite of Childress.

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