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

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Giving up yards isn’t terrible

There is some concern about the Minnesota Vikings giving up so many yards to opposing offenses. However, yards aren’t what ends up on the scoreboard at the end of the game, so they don’t matter as much in the long run.

Mike White throwing for 369 yards isn’t optimal, but when you can get two interceptions without turning the ball over and allowing only five conversions on 21 third and fourth down tries will make up for a some-field position.

It also helps that the red zone was not friendly for the Jets. they only got a touchdown on one of their six trips into the red zone and shut down any passing attack New York attempted, allowing only a quarterback touchdown run that had to be reviewed to be confirmed.

This Minnesota Vikings defense is far from perfect, but they can make up for their shortcomings by getting takeaways and forcing turnovers on downs as well as relying on their offense to put points on the board.