Frazier frustrated with 2-minute defense

In his Monday news conference, Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says his two-minute defense simply “has to do better.” Frazier says giving up big yardage in the final seconds of games is a “glaring” concern. Minnesota lost to Indianapolis Sunday on a field goal with eight seconds left after tying the score late in the fourth quarter.
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EDEN PRAIRIE -- Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says his 2-minute defense simply “has to do better.” Talking to reporters today, Frazier says giving up big yardage in the final seconds of games is a “glaring” concern. The Vikes tied it up with the Colts late in regulation Sunday, but quarterback Andrew Luck drove Indianapolis into field goal range with eight seconds left. Adam Vinatieri then won the game with a 53-yard field goal.

Frazier also said Jared Allen seemed “lost on the field” when he was called for hitting Luck out of bounds in the third quarter. He says Allen should have pulled up in that situation.

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