6 biggest takeaways from the Vikings win over the 49ers in Week 7

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Vikings takeaway No. 4

There are still major questions about the rushing attack.

Another week, another Minnesota Vikings game with no rushing touchdowns. In fact, the purple and gold are the only team in the league that hasn't scored a touchdown on the ground during the 2023 season.

Not only that, but the question of how much Alexander Mattison should run the ball is more pressing than ever. He had eight carries for 39 yards on the night, including a long of 19 yards. His average of 4.9 yards per carry looks good though.

Cam Akers got more carries than Mattison in this game, running ten times for 31 yards. His 3.1 yards per carry average doesn't look as good, but it's not like Minnesota is working hard to establish themselves as a ground-and-pound team.

The Minnesota Vikings passed the ball 45 times and ran only 21 times. The team is only running the ball just enough to keep the backs as threats while focusing on throwing the ball to their offensive weapons. That seems like a solid strategy.