Rather, it was an atrocious performance in almost every phase of special teams that cost the team points, precious field position and — ultimately — a playoff spot that might have changed the conversation about the team's future prospects to a significant degree. Special teams mistakes sometimes lack the drama of what happens on offense and defense.
Minnesotans no longer wearing purple or maroon had quite the colorful weekend in the NFL. A personal look at our Minnesota connections: • Leslie Frazier is the Buffalo Bills assistant head coach and defensive coordinator. On Saturday, his defense provided the impetus for the Bills' 17-3 divisional playoff victory over Baltimore.
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