6 biggest takeaways from the Vikings loss to the Broncos in Week 11

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Vikings takeaway No. 2

A shuffle may be needed in the running back distribution

Entering Week 11, the Denver Broncos were statistically the worst run defense in the NFL. This was a weakness the Minnesota Vikings would have to exploit if they wanted a chance to leave Colorado with a victory.

Alexander Mattison ran the ball 18 times for 81 yards, a solid 4.5 yards per carry. However, the fumble and several runs for little to no gain and the costly fumble made his night look a lot less productive than his stat line made it look.

On the other hand, Ty Chandler had 10 rushing attempts and picked up 73 yards. His 7.3 yards per carry looked good and his production looked even better when seeing his four catches for 37 yards, giving him 110 yards from scrimmage in the game.

Even if Chandler isn't making a strong enough case to pass Mattison on the depth chart, he is certainly showing that he should be trusted with more opportunities going forward, even if it means taking some snaps from Mattison.