On the Vikings' 20-17 season-opening home loss to Tampa Bay on Sunday afternoon: Fred Friedman: "Brutal interior offensive line play means a poor season. Suggest you follow baseball or pick another NFL team. Failure to protect your quarterback means turnovers, incompletions and a losing year."
Kenny Kalligher: "A bad performance especially on the day the team honored Bud Grant. Too many blown opportunities. And, do we miss Adam Thielen or what?"