Updated: 10/28/2013 7:16 PM KSTP.com By: Leslie Dyste
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Minnesota Vikings Coach Leslie Frazier addressed the media Monday, saying Sunday night's game against the Green Bay Packers was, "A tough loss, a difficult one for our team."
Ignoring the injuries around him, Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers picked apart what was left of Minnesota's depleted defense by throwing two first-half touchdown passes to Jordy Nelson and guiding the Packers to a 44-31 victory.
"I didn't play well enough for this offense to stay on the field," said Christian Ponder, who didn't have any turnovers but finished a pedestrian 14 for 21 for 145 yards, plus a late touchdown run as the third different starting quarterback for this team in three weeks.
Adrian Peterson gained a quiet 60 yards on 13 carries, and the Vikings held the ball for a mere 19 minutes and 6 seconds: less than one-third of the game.
After reviewing tapes Frazier said a number of things hurt the team including, "not playing enough in third-down situations," and not being able to sustain drives in offense. "I believe we can get things fixed and play better... there's some things we have to do better and I think we can," he said.
In the locker room after the game, Frazier said his team had a "we're not going to give up" attitude.
"There was no scenario in my mind that told me we'd be 1-6 at this juncture," he said.
Now Frazier is turning his attention to Sunday's game vs. the Dallas Cowboys. At this point, coaches haven't decided who will start as quarterback. They will make the decision in the next several days.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.