“After the game, Coach said there were a lot of good things that we did. He was proud of the way we fought – making it happen at the end there – but there were too many mistakes. Too many penalties and missed opportunities.
“We went into the game with just three receivers, so once Nate went down, it was just two receivers left after that, so we had a tight end playing the receiver position. The only difference was that there might not have been as much speed in the slot as we’re used to, but that’s about it. We should have been fine.
“The main thing is that for some reason after halftime we stall a little bit. We got off to a pretty good start – we put up 17 in the first half. You want to repeat that in the second half, but we weren’t able to do that. We were able to put up some points late, put up 15 there in the last six minutes of the game, but it was all too late by then. Like I said, there were a lot of missed opportunities that happened before that.
“Not being able to convert on that last drive was tough, especially since we had the chance there at the end. But we weren’t able to convert. We’re 0-2, we’ve got 14 games left. We still have a good shot. We have a big divisional game coming up, so really that’s the big focus for us.
“Minnesota has a very rambunctious crowd. They get real loud in there. I’m used to it, I’ve been there a couple of times. All of us have been there a couple of times, so we’ll be ready to go there and put up our best effort.”
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