Norv Turner Resigns As Minnesota Vikings Offensive Coordinator

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In very shocking news, Norv Turner has resigned as the offensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings.

The Vikings are currently 5-2 and in first place in their division, so you wouldn’t think Turner was pushed out of town. But then again, the team is 31st in yards per game (293.3) and tied for 23rd in points per game (19.9). They weren’t much better in Turner’s previous two years as the OC for Minnesota either, as they finished 27th and 29th in yards per game and 20th and 16th in points per game.

Their offense has especially struggled over the last two weeks, which has lead to back-to-back losses for the Vikings. They lost 21-10 to the Eagles and 20-10 to the Bears while turning the ball over a total of four times. The Vikings’ brass could be thinking that Pat Shurmur is a better fit for this offense, as he coached Sam Bradford in Philadelphia last season.

You’ll be able to check out their new look offense this Sunday when they host the Detroit Lions at 1:00 p.m. EST.

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