Vikings takeaway No. 6
Postseason hopes are still alive
As previously stated, this is a disappointing loss. It's not disappointing because it will have a major impact on the rest of the season, but because it is a game that the Minnesota Vikings could have dominated from start to finish.
Losing to a non-conference opponent doesn't hurt as much as a division or conference lose would when it comes to potential tiebreakers for the playoffs. While this loss hurts, it isn't acceptable despite the injuries Minnesota is dealing with.
Perhaps this game is a little extra disappointing because Minnesota was on a five-game winning streak without star wide receiver Justin Jefferson and despite losing starting quarterback Kirk Cousins for the season.
The Minnesota Vikings will return to prime-time next week when they host the Chicago Bears on Monday Night football. The Bears gave the Lions a run for their money in Week 11, so they need to be taken seriously despite their 3-8 record.