7 takeaways from the Vikings’ loss to the Packers in Week 2

(Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins
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GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - SEPTEMBER 15: Alexander Mattison #25 of the Minnesota Vikings runs in the fourth quarter against Darnell Savage #26 of the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on September 15, 2019 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
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Vikings still look strong in loss

During the first 15 minutes of Sunday’s game against the Packers, the Vikings appeared to be on their way to getting blown out of the water. However, Minnesota was able to settle down and cut Green Bay’s 21-point lead down to just five as the two teams entered the fourth quarter.

Despite the fact that the Vikings did end up with a loss on Sunday, there are still plenty of positives to take away from their performance.

Minnesota’s rushing attack looked outstanding, the defense played excellent during the final three quarters of the game, and the team didn’t stop fighting even when they went down big early in the matchup.

If someone were to only watch the final 45 minutes of Sunday’s game, it wouldn’t be hard to convince them that the Vikings were the better team out on the field.

Minnesota fought their way back into the matchup and they had a number of opportunities to take the lead over Green Bay. The Vikings’ mistakes during the first quarter ultimately just proved to be too much for them to overcome.

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Even in a losing effort, Minnesota proved that they are going to present a tough matchup for all of their opponents this season. After their performance against the Packers, there are plenty of reasons to think that the Vikings are still very capable of achieving a bunch of success this year.