4 biggest takeaways from the Vikings Week 3 loss to the Titans

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What did we learn about the Minnesota Vikings during their Week 3 loss?

If Sunday’s game was two minutes shorter, the Minnesota Vikings would have walked out of U.S. Bank Stadium with an impressive win over the undefeated Tennessee Titans.

But unfortunately for the Vikings, they were required to play the full 60 minutes of their Week 3 matchup with the Titans. So instead of defeating Tennessee, Minnesota ended up adding another loss to their 2020 record when the final whistle blew on Sunday.

Following their losing effort against the Titans, the Vikings now have an 0-3 record for the first time since 2013, the year before Mike Zimmer became the team’s head coach. The 2013 Minnesota team went on to finish 5-10-1 and this season’s squad is hoping to avoid a final record anywhere close to that.

This week’s game was different for the Vikings compared to their first two matchups of the year since they actually put up a fight and they were in control of the contest for most of the day.

The Titans proved to be the better team in the end though and the Vikings will continue on into next week in search of their first win of the season. But before then, let’s go over some of the biggest takeaways from Minnesota’s performance in Week 3.