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Could Bengals 42-14 beating be the end for Head Coach Leslie Frazier?

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The Minnesota Vikings suffered their biggest loss of the season Sunday when they were blitzed by the Bengals, and once again, rumors abound that the team may be about to lose their head coach.

As far as Leslie Frazier is concerned, the future that he's focused on is the final game of the season against Detroit this coming Sunday. He hopes they'll finish with one last win, but even if they do, the Vikings will finish with 10 or more losses in two of his three full seasons at the helm.

The mood at Winter Park was glum on Monday afternoon, especially considering that Christmas is just two days away. After the 42-14 beating the team took at the hands of the Cincinnati Bengals, Frazier knows a lot of the good will the team had built up with their last two wins has been soured.

Of course, some of the team's troubles have been outside the coach's control, but with one year left on his contract, the team's record could mean Frazier will soon be on the outs.

Frazier said neither he nor his agent have spoken with the Wilfs or General Manager Rick Spielman about his future with the Vikings. Rather, Frazier said he needs to set a good example of preparation, priority and focus for his players.

Adrian Peterson has said he plans to go to management and make the case to keep Frazier on board, but it remains to be seen how much influence the MVP has with his bosses.

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