6 biggest takeaways from the Vikings loss to the Chiefs in Week 5

The Minnesota Vikings came up short against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 5 and we learned a lot about the team during the game.

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Vikings takeaway No. 1

Ball security remains an issue.

This game started out exactly the way Minnesota Vikings fans didn't want it to. Although they got the ball first and completed a pass, tight end Josh Oliver gained 19 yards but fumbled the ball with Bryan Cook of Kansas City recovering it.

There was one other fumble on the day. Quarterback Kirk Cousins fumbled but was able to recover it. One turnover isn't terrible, but it is still an issue when the team loses the turnover battle so frequently in one-score losses.

It wasn't just fumbles that showcased the inability to hold on to the ball, but there were plenty of drops to frustrate fans. There were at least seven passes that were dropped, with a short pass to Alexander Mattison being the most memorable.

Getting to the point where these mistakes won't happen is taking a long time. Five weeks into the season, seasoned players shouldn't have these lapses in concentration that prevent Minnesota from playing their best football.