6 biggest takeaways from the Vikings loss to the Bengals in Week 15

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Vikings takeaway No. 1

What is it with Vikings quarterbacks?

In the first eight games of the season, Kirk Cousins threw five interceptions and fumbled seven times. It was not a great start to the year for a quarterback who usually doesn't make so many mistakes. However, he wouldn't be outdone.

Jaren Hall got to play one drive before he suffered a concussion that led to Josh Dobbs coming in to play quarterback. Dobbs played in five games for Minnesota, throwing five interceptions and fumbling six times.

Dobbs was replaced by Nick Mullens in Week 14 and Mullens got the start in Week 15. In less than two games, he has thrown two interceptions but had passes that were extremely dangerous and could have been intercepted.

The Minnesota Vikings had a 14-play drive go for 70 yards and a five-play drive go for 44 yards in the first quarter with both of those ending in interceptions deep in Cincinnati territory. Those turnovers were huge in the outcome of this game.