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AP photo Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier (right) was fired by the Vikings on Monday, one day after finishing the season with a 14-13 win over the Lions.

Frazier era over Vikings fire coach after 5-10-1 season


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Leslie Frazier’s admirers were all over the Minnesota Vikings locker room and throughout the organization.

Credited with keeping the team on an even keel and eliciting maximum effort through several rough stretches of his three-plus seasons, Frazier rarely spoke a pessimistic word. In the NFL, though, even the class acts have a hard time staying when the losses pile up.

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