6 takeaways from the Vikings Week 5 win over the Giants

(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins
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(Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) Mike Hughes
(Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) Mike Hughes /

Hughes looks better than ever

Returning from a torn ACL this season, some were wondering if Vikings cornerback Mike Hughes would be able to pick up where he left off last season.

Hughes’ first two games were a little rough as he shook off some of the rust, but his performance against the Giants was easily the best he’s looked since before he injured his knee last year.

The young Minnesota corner was very impressive in coverage on Sunday. Hughes broke up three passes and he had at least two opportunities to come up with his first interception of the season.

It’s a great sign for the talented cornerback and for the Vikings as well for the rest of the year. Minnesota’s corners have arguably been the weakest part of their defense this season and Hughes looking like he’s basically 100 percent recovered from his knee injury is great sign for the position group moving forward.

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If Hughes continues to play like he did on Sunday, the Vikings may even want to consider moving him up to No. 2 on their corner depth chart ahead of Trae Waynes.