Top five Minnesota Vikings takeaways vs Green Bay Packers in Week 6

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#5. Penalties are still a killer.

Last week, the Minnesota Vikings shot themselves in the foot many times. The week before that, numerous unnecessary and undisciplined penalties were a major reason they lost to the Detroit Lions at home.

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Sadly, the team didn’t clean up their act much against the Packers in Week 6. Once again, Minnesota had an unacceptable number of accepted penalties and others that were either declined or offsetting that could have made a difference in the game.

Against Green Bay, Minnesota had 7 penalties accepted against them for a total of 65 yards. While that’s still less than the Packers being penalized 8 times for 92 yards, it’s still far too much for a team that should be better disciplined.

There will be some debate over the penalties themselves, such as the block that Laquon Treadwell threw. However, silly ones like a headbutt after an interception or defensive holding are things that need to be corrected going forward.

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What do you think were the biggest takeaways from this game? And what other important things did you get from the Minnesota Vikings Week 6 game against the Green Bay Packers? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.