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Notebook: Vikings sense no panic, just fixing

Percy Harvin (Andy King/AP)

Vikings players insisted they were panicking, but they were frustrated. Mistakes continued to plague the offense while the defense gave them several opportunities. There were a variety of explanations from the players. Plus, get more than two dozen notes that help tell the tale of the game.

It may have been over-simplified to refer to Sunday's 14-10 loss to Miami as a must-win game. But, the sentiment was very real. It's hard enough to make the playoffs when you start 0-2, but when two division rivals are 2-0, it makes the mountain even more difficult to climb. The Vikings had chances in the fourth quarter to defeat both the Saints and Dolphins. Instead, they failed to make... Recommended Stories

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