Vikings takeaway No. 5
Sometimes it's better to get and not give.
At this point, Minnesota Vikings fans have grown accustomed to seeing the team fumble the ball and having a member of the opposite team recover it. Minnesota learned this week that it's okay to be selfish sometimes.
The Bears turned the ball over three times on Sunday, throwing two interceptions and fumbling once. Minnesota did have an interception and a backward pass that was nearly recovered by Chicago, but the Vikings were better with the ball this week than in previous games.
Minnesota no longer has the worst turnover differential in the league. Through 6 games, they are at -7. The Browns and Patriots are tied for the worst at -8. But Minnesota still leads the way with nine fumbles this season.
Winning the turnover battle goes a huge way toward winning a game. Previously, the Minnesota Vikings were giving the ball away at inopportune times, including red-zone opportunities. Hopefully, that ratio continues to improve with each passing week.