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. 2

The main target was taken away.

Normally, Justin Jefferson will feast well every week. The young wide receiver seems to always find a way to rack up some solid yardage no matter who they are facing or how they attempt to slow him down that week.

This week, Jefferson wasn't a huge factor. He was held to three catches for 28 yards and left the game with a hamstring injury. The team has yet to elaborate on what the injury is or if he will miss any time.

Minnesota needed others to step up in his place, but the results were mixed at best. Rookie receiver Jordan Addison has a good game, leading the team with 64 yards on six catches and scoring a touchdown.

Drops by Vikings players were hugely frustrating and not something fans are used to seeing from passes targeted at Jefferson. It's hard to know how different the final drives of this game would have been with him on the field, but it is understandable to be cautious with him.