7 biggest takeaways from the Vikings win over the Packers in Week 1

(Photo by Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports) Dalvin Cook
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After their first regular-season game of the 2022 season ended with a win over the Green Bay Packers, what did we learn about the Minnesota Vikings?

As much anticipation that there was surrounding the Minnesota Vikings heading into their Week 1 game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, there was plenty of uncertainty about the purple and gold heading into the matchup as well.

No one really knew what to expect from the Vikings in their regular-season opener against the Packers. But after all four quarters were played on Sunday, everyone wearing a purple jersey inside U.S. Bank Stadium had a gigantic grin on their face.

To kick off their 2022 season, Minnesota manhandled Green Bay on their way to an easy 23-7 victory. With the win, the Vikings have a record over .500 for the first time since the end of the 2019 season.

Kevin O’Connell was brought in to see if he could help get Minnesota over the hump and back in the playoffs this year. Well, if the Vikings continue to perform like they did on Sunday, then they’re going to do a lot more than just earn a spot in the postseason during their first year with O’Connell as their head coach.

Now that the dust has settled a bit since Sunday, what are some of the biggest takeaways from Minnesota’s impressive Week 1 win over the Packers?