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

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The offensive line is in shambles

Coming into this game, there were already question marks around starting right guard Ed Ingram and his ability to be an effective pass blocker but problems continued to pile up for the unit heading into next week.

Garrett Bradbury is already missing time with a back injury that was aggravated in a recent car accident, but now his backup, Austin Schlottmann has fractured his femur and will be out for the season.

With the interior of the offensive line already being a weakness for the Minnesota Vikings, right tackle Brian O’Neill left Sunday’s game. He is a bright, young blocker who the team will miss if he is forced to miss time.

Before Week 18, the Vikings will need to figure out a decent option for center and work together to ensure the new center is on the same page with the rest of the offensive line as well as Kirk Cousins.