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After Freeman's failure in Monday night meltdown, Frazier maintains he made right decision

  • Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier talks into his headset during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)

    Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier talks into his headset during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York Giants cornerback Trumaine McBride (38) breaks up a pass to Minnesota Vikings' Jerome Simpson (81) during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    New York Giants cornerback Trumaine McBride (38) breaks up a pass to Minnesota Vikings' Jerome Simpson (81) during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)  (The Associated Press)

The Minnesota Vikings are reeling from another embarrassing performance.

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said Tuesday that he wouldn't change his decision to start Josh Freeman at quarterback against the New York Giants on Monday night. Freeman struggled through a 20-for-53 passing night in the 23-7 loss.

Frazier says he felt confident that Freeman had enough time to learn the offense and prepare for the job despite being with the team for just two weeks. The coach said he thought Freeman's throwing mistakes were mechanical, not mental.

Frazier also said Freeman will still be the starter this week, when the Vikings host the Green Bay Packers.

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