7 biggest takeaways from the Vikings loss to the Packers in Week 17

Minnesota Vikings safety Cam Bynum
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Vikings Takeaway No. 2

Improving the secondary needs to be a priority in 2024

For as much as Minnesota's defense has improved this season compared to how terrible it was in 2022, there are still plenty of improvements that need to be made to the unit during the upcoming offseason.

At the top of the list for the Vikings should be figuring out a way to fix their secondary. Minnesota has a number of talented young players in their defensive backfield like safeties Cam Bynum and Josh Metellus and cornerbacks Byron Murphy and Mekhi Blackmon, but they could use some more help in 2024.

After only giving up six touchdown passes to their opponents from Week 6 to Week 14, the Vikings have allowed a total of six touchdown passes in their last three games.

Each of the last three quarterbacks Minnesota has faced has also thrown for at least 250 yards, including Jake Browning of the Cincinnati Bengals, who finished with 324 passing yards in a Week 15 win over the Vikings.

Whether it has been due to injuries or the talent of the opposing quarterbacks, Minnesota has struggled to defend the pass in their last few matchups, and this has to get better if they want to be a playoff team in 2024.