Vikings takeaway No. 1
Turnovers destroyed Minnesota's chances
Ball security issues arose once again this week, as the Minnesota Vikings fumbled four times and threw one interception (with a couple other close calls) without registering a single takeaway from the Broncos.
There seemed to be an issue between the center and quarterback Josh Dobbs on a couple of occasions that resulted in the ball hitting the turf. Dobbs accounted for three of the team's fumbles and the interception, but none of those felt like the costliest mistake.
Running back Alexander Mattison had the ball stripped from his arms on a first down rushing attempt in the third quarter with Denver's Josey Jewell recovering. The turnover gave the Broncos the ball at the 34-yard line and led to a Denver field goal.
The made field goal made it a five-point game and put the Broncos in a position where they could take the lead with a touchdown. Although the defense was solid all night, they were put in some challenging positions on Sunday night.