6 biggest takeaways from the Vikings loss vs. Packers in Week 17

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The Minnesota Vikings got beaten down by the Green Bay Packer in Week 17 and there was a lot to learn from the New Year’s Day contest in Wisconsin.

Heading into Week 17, the Minnesota Vikings had an opportunity to close the gap on the top-seed Philadelphia Eagles and stay ahead of the San Francisco 49ers but they couldn’t beat the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.

Instead of competing with the Packers, Minnesota collapsed in every phase and had one of their worst games of the season against their division rival in a game televised nearly everywhere in the United States.

The final score of 17-41 actually looks closer than the game really was. It was seriously that disappointing of a game from the Vikings’ perspective. This is the time of year when teams try to gain momentum, not start a downward spiral.

Despite the disaster of the Minnesota Vikings in Week 17, they still have at least two more games to play before looking ahead to the offseason and can take what they learned to prepare for those games. Here are six takeaways from the game at Green Bay.