5 biggest changes the Vikings must make during their bye week

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Vikings change No. 2

Be aggressive early

The Minnesota Vikings have some good weapons on offense. Sadly, that hasn't translated into success on early drives. In fact, the team seems to need a little time to warm up and get in a rhythm each week,

Minnesota's defense has proven to be much better than last year's unit. Despite losing their last two games, the Vikings only allowed one touchdown to be scored. It's sad the offense couldn't score enough to keep up with those teams.

There is a difference between being aggressive and forcing plays though. Taking what a defense gives you early on can help devise a long-term game plan that can keep opposing teams on their toes for the remainder of the contest.

Maybe the team will be better in this department when Justin Jefferson returns to the lineup. It feels like it has been a while since the Minnesota Vikings have used their offense to set a tone early and control the pace of a game.