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|Following their loss against the Saints, the Vikings take a seat in the examination room.|
Defensive end Jared Allen made an interesting point to reporters, wondering aloud if the Vikings are making good use of the otherwise meaningless nature of the second half of their season. Allen: "At some point, you just have to say, 'What the heck? We're 2-12, what do we have to lose? Try to make every play.' A lot of people are probably going to get fired at this point anyways. What are you going to lose?" That includes being more aggressive on fourth down, opening up the offensive playbook and trying something different on defense as the pass totals continue to pile up. Coach Leslie Frazier is as traditional and conventional as they come, however, and doesn't strike me as someone who approaches the game differently when out of the playoff hunt.