7 biggest takeaways from the Vikings win over the Lions in Week 3

(Photo by David Berding/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins and Adam Thielen
(Photo by David Berding/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins and Adam Thielen /
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What did we learn about the Minnesota Vikings from their dramatic, come-from-behind win over the Detroit Lions inside U.S. Bank Stadium in Week 3?

It wasn’t pretty, but the Minnesota Vikings managed to leave their home field on Sunday with a four-point win over a much-improved Detroit Lions team.

The victory seemed in doubt for the Vikings for pretty much the entire matchup. In fact, the Lions had an 88.4 percent chance of winning Sunday’s contest over Minnesota at the two-minute warning in the fourth quarter according to ESPN’s win probability model.

The Vikings didn’t even have a lead in the matchup until Kirk Cousins connected with K.J. Osborn for the game-winning touchdown with 45 seconds left in the final quarter. But when they eventually did get that lead over Detroit, Minnesota made sure they held onto it until the very end of the contest.

We’ve already shared some of the thoughts that immediately popped into our minds following the Vikings’ win on Sunday. But what are some of the bigger takeaways from Minnesota’s dramatic victory over the Lions?