10 quick thoughts on the Vikings loss to the Ravens in Week 9

(Photo by Todd Olszewski/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins
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Another blown lead by the Minnesota Vikings resulted in an overtime loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.

You’ve probably heard this already this season, but the Minnesota Vikings looked impressive during the first half on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, and at one point they even held a 17-3 lead.

Once again, however, it turned out to be too good to be true for the Vikings. The Ravens were able to come back from being down 14 points in the matchup, and they left the field with a 34-31 win over Minnesota in overtime.

What were some of the quick takeaways from everything we saw from the, now, 3-5 Vikings this week?

Quick thoughts on the Vikings loss to the Ravens

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Bynum fills in nicely for Harry – In place of Harrison Smith (who was placed on Minnesota’s Reserve/COVID-19 list before Sunday’s game), the Vikings were forced to start rookie Camryn Bynum at safety against the Ravens.

Bynum did well to not make any major rookie mistakes and he even came up with a great play in the second quarter when he snagged a Lamar Jackson pass out of the air for his first-career interception.

Speaking of rookies – Along with Bynum, rookie running back Kene Nwangwu was able to make a big impact for Minnesota on Sunday.

Not only did Nwangwu take a kickoff and return it 98 yards for a touchdown to open the second half, but he also helped the Vikings convert a 4th-down attempt when he carried the ball nine yards on a fake punt.