6 biggest takeaways from the Vikings win over the Packers in Week 8

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Vikings takeaway No. 1

A major loss inside a big win.

Although the Minnesota Vikings got a convincing win in Week 8 over the Green Bay Packers, it was a bit hard to celebrate because a big part of the team's offense looked as though they sustained a major injury in the fourth quarter.

Although the injury is not officially confirmed, it is being widely speculated that quarterback Kirk Cousins may have torn his ACL on a dropback for a pass. If this is true, Cousins will likely be out for the remainder of the season.

Rookie Jaren Hall took his place in the game since backup Nick Mullens was placed on IR with a back injury and can't return until Week 10 at the soonest. Minnesota does have Sean Mannion on their practice squad, but it is hard to get excited about that.

Will Minnesota roll with the rookie? Or will they look to the veteran? There is also a possibility that the Vikings will look outside the current roster to find someone to lead the team through their final 9 games of the season. It will be interesting to see what the team does going forward.