6 biggest takeaways from the Vikings win over the Falcons in Week 9

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Vikings takeaway No. 2

The run offense needs some major changes.

In the first half, Alexander Mattison and Cam Akers of the Minnesota Vikings combined to run the ball 11 times for one yard of offense. Although those numbers got better in the second half, that production won't help a rookie quarterback or a guy who just flew into town.

Mattison and Akers combined to run the ball 24 times on Sunday for a total of 69 yards. Meanwhile, Jaren Hall and Joshua Dobbs combined for nine runs that earned a total of 79 yards. 148 rushing yards for the team sounds good, but those numbers are misleading.

Cam Akers suffered an Achilles injury and left the game. The severity of the injury hasn't been announced yet, but Minnesota will likely be looking for someone else to pair with Mattison if Akers is forced to miss extended time.

It's kind of strange that the Minnesota Vikings have two rushing touchdowns this year and both are from players the team traded for after the start of the season. Adjustments need to be made to the run game to keep the offense balanced and unpredictable.