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

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Vikings takeaway No. 5

Minnesota dominated several statistical categories

Sometimes it is crazy to take a look back and the statistics of a lost game and think about how it could have gone if not for mistakes. When looking at the numbers, it's a bit hard to believe the Minnesota Vikings lost this game.

Denver only converted two of their 12 third-down attempts while running 18 fewer plays than Minnesota. That's because the Vikings won the time of possession by nearly ten minutes on Sunday Night.

The Vikings defense stuffed the run well all night. The Broncos ran the ball a total of 15 times and gained 46 yards, an average of 3.1 yards per carry. Javonte Williams was mostly ineffective, running 11 times for 37 yards.

Minnesota only punted twice in the game, but both went for touchbacks. And Denver was one-for-five on red zone opportunities, showing even more how the Vikings' defense deserves some recognition for their play.