His staff made changes on the field, but owner Ziggy Wilf will stand pat. He has no plans for a midseason course change to the Vikings' ship.
"I'm sticking with my team," Wilf said after the game, per The Star Tribune. "That's our team. We're going to stick with it."
Wilf would have a lot of choices if he took a "heads will roll" stance after the game: From general manager Rick Spielman, who signed Freeman for $3 million; to coach Leslie Frazier, who decided to start a quarterback who hadn't been with the team a fortnight; to offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave, who called plays that led said quarterback to throw 53 passes while Adrian Peterson, the NFL's best running back, had just 13 carries.
Entering Monday night, Wilf thought it could be a game that would propel the Vikings' season forward.
"Tough loss," he said. "I thought we would come back here and pick up a win. But every loss is a tough loss."
Instead, the Vikings are 1-5 and all but out of the playoff hunt. It's too early to judge whether the Freeman move will pay off. If it doesn't, Monday night's game might be viewed as the tipping point for the future of the current Vikings administration.