Vikings DB Kris Boyd To Ungrateful Minnesota Fans: ‘STFU’
The Minnesota Vikings remained undefeated in London after a thrilling victory Sunday over the New Orleans Saints. The Vikings took the opening kickoff and started the game with a deliberate drive that ended with a 15-yard touchdown reception by Alexander Mattison.
It seemed the Vikings would be in control as they looked strong on that first drive and the Saints were without star running back Alvin Kamara as well as WR Michael Thomas and starting quarterback Jameis Winston.
However, the tone of the game changed when Vikings quarterback threw an interception that would ultimately lead to the Saints first touchdown and what would ultimately be a game that would come down to the final play. What a play it was!
Saints kicker Will Lutz, who had hit a 60-yard field goal earlier in the game, attempted a game-tying 61-yard field goal at the end of regulation. The kick had plenty of distance, but it failed when it first hit the left upright and then the crossbar before falling to the ground in front of the goal post. The dreaded double-doink would preserve the Vikings 28-25 victory.
So the Vikings returned from London with a 3-1 record, their best start since 2016, and sit atop the NFC North with the 3-1 Green Bay Packers, who the Vikings defeated opening weekend.
You'd think Vikings fans would be happy with how the team has started, especially considering they are just four games into a season with all new coaching staffs on both sides of the ball. It was bound to take time for this team to hit its stride, but they have managed to win as they continue to gel with the new systems.
However, because of the wasted opportunities in their London victory and some sloppy play along the way, a number of Vikings fans have hit social media to voice their displeasure with the team, despite their current 3-1 record.
That does not sit well with Vikings defensive back Kris Boyd and he let those fans have it with a very direct tweet:
We got some ungrateful fans….I don’t be on the internet looking for shit but we won and some were still complaining….We got a big Dub! We 3-1 stfu….Please find another team if you not satisfied or stfu!!??
Now, he did add a laughing emoji after those words, which makes it read more playful, but he does make a good point.
Winning in the National Football League is hard to do, just ask the Detroit Lions. No team is flawless and no game is perfect, so perhaps those displeased Vikings fans should just enjoy the 3-1 start, while trusting the team will continue to improve as they have more time with the new regime.
The Minnesota Vikings will look to improve to 4-1 Sunday as they host the Chicago Bears at U.S. Bank Stadium. Kickoff is set for 12:00 p.m. CST.