7 takeaways from the Vikings’ win over the Falcons in Week 1

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins
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What did we learn from the Minnesota Vikings after they began their 2019 season with a convincing win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday inside U.S. Bank Stadium?

What exactly were the expectations for the Minnesota Vikings heading into their Week 1 matchup with the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday?

It’s safe to assume that most believed the Vikings were going to at least be competitive this week and there were even some who thought the Falcons could leave U.S. Bank Stadium with a win. Well, Minnesota blew pretty much every expectation out of the water on Sunday.

From the very first drive of the afternoon, the Vikings were clearly on an entirely different level than Atlanta. Minnesota had zero trouble with their opponent this week and they cruised to an easy 28-12 win over the Falcons.

The Vikings played excellent on offense, defense, and special teams against Atlanta. There are a few things that need some touching up before next week but overall, Minnesota performed about as well as anyone could have hoped for on Sunday.

Now that the dust has settled a bit, what are some of the biggest takeaways from the Vikings’ season-opening win over the Falcons this week?