6 biggest takeaways from the Vikings win vs. Jets in Week 13

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The Vikings can’t hold a lead

It’s a strange feeling watching a Minnesota Vikings game this season. They have made it a habit of making nearly every game a one-possession affair even if they built a large lead early. This is a bit problematic.

At one point, Minnesota led the Jets by three possessions but the Vikings allowed New York to chip that lead away with field goals until it was a one-possession game and it came down to the final drive of the game.

Counting on offensive or defensive rallies late in a game to put the Vikings in a position to win the game is very dangerous. It is even scarier to think what could have happened if the Jets could execute in the red zone or convert more on third or fourth down.

Thank goodness for the dedication of this team and heart to never give up because they were able to continue an improbable sequence of victories and keep striking fear into the hearts of good teams who worry a bit about a wild card.