10 quick thoughts on the Vikings win over the Packers in Week 11

(Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports) Justin Jefferson
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Even more quick thoughts from Minnesota’s win over Green Bay

Vikings open second half with impressive drive: The second half has been a struggle for the Vikings this season. But on Sunday, Minnesota opened up the third quarter with an impressive 14-play, 75-yard offensive drive that ended with Kirk Cousins and Justin Jefferson connecting for a nine-yard touchdown.

Cousins taking more chancesIn the Vikings’ first two games after they returned from their bye this season, Cousins was criticized by many for not being very aggressive when passing the ball and just taking the checkdowns.

But during the last two weeks, Minnesota’s quarterback has amped up his aggressiveness, and it’s resulted in fewer struggles for the team’s passing attack. If Cousins continues to play like he has during his last two games, the Vikings should feel good about their chances to stay in contention for a playoff spot.

Vikings living up to their potential: The performances Minnesota has delivered during the last two weeks are what many felt they were capable of before the 2021 season even began.

The Vikings have the talent to get a win against any team in the NFL and they definitely proved that on Sunday when they defeated the top seed in the NFC.

Tough test in Week 12: Next week, Minnesota will head out to the west coast for a matchup with the San Francisco 49ers that could have a major impact on this year’s NFC playoffs.

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San Francisco also has a 5-5 record and they have won their last two games by a combined 41 points. The Vikings getting a victory next week will be no easy task.