5 biggest takeaways from the Vikings win vs. Packers in Week 11

(Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) Justin Jefferson
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Kirk Cousins can put some drives together

It’s kind of hard to believe, but there were only five punts in this entire football game. The Minnesota Vikings kicked the ball away three times while the Packers surrendered twice on the day.

Sure, Dalvin Cook had a solid day by rushing 22 times for 86 yards and one touchdown. But when it came time to get things done, it was hard to disagree with what quarterback Kirk Cousins was able to do on the field.

Cousins connected on 24 of his 35 pass attempts, gaining 341 yards and scoring three touchdowns. He used play-action and moved around the pocket well despite pressure from Green Bay’s front seven.

Kirk took risks and put faith in his receivers. He let players like Justin Jefferson (169 yards), Adam Thielen (82 yards), and Tyler Conklin (35 yards) go get the football and pick up yards on the ground following the reception. If Cousins continues to play this way, Minnesota will be a very dangerous team going forward.