6 biggest takeaways from the Vikings loss to the Bucs in Week 1

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Vikings Takeaway No. 1

The offensive line is still offensive

Last year, the offensive line of the Minnesota Vikings was not good. According to Pro Football Reference, the purple and gold allowed the most quarterback hits on the season with 88 and allowed pressure on 23.3 percent of dropbacks.

This year might not be much different. The offensive line struggled to contain the Tampa Bay defense even though it only resulted in two sacks for a loss of 17 yards. ESPN credits the Buccaneers with nine quarterback hits and six tackles for a loss.

To make matters worse, freshly extended center Garrett Bradbury left the game due to a back injury and is being called day-to-day while Christian Darrisaw got some attention on the sideline for his ankle but was able to get back in the lineup.

Right Guard Ed Ingram literally slapped the football out of Kirk Cousins' hands on one play that resulted in a turnover. The interior of the offensive line will get eaten alive all season long unless Minnesota can figure something out.