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

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Vikings takeaway No. 3

Minnesota had a secret weapon on offense

With Justin Jefferson out of action again, the Minnesota Vikings were expected to look to tight end T.J. Hockenson, wide receiver K.J. Osborn and rookie pass-catcher Jordan Addison to make big plays on offense.

However, there was only one receiving touchdown on the day and it went to tight end Josh Oliver, who is known primarily for his ability as a blocker. This game showed that he can be a sneaky offensive weapon going forward.

Catching all four of his targets, Oliver was second on the team in receiving yards, coming in behind fellow tight end T.J. Hockenson by only eight yards. Oddly enough, wide receivers only accounted for 83 of the team's 221 total receiving yards.

When defenses key in on taking specific players out of the equation, a player like Josh Oliver can be exactly what the Minnesota Vikings need to keep opposing defenses on their toes and give Josh Dobbs options in the passing attack.