Vikings takeaway No. 2
There were a lot of flags.
If you like the color yellow, there was plenty of it during this game. Although gold is part of the uniform colors of both the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers, there was a lot of yellow coming from the guys in the black and white striped shirts.
The game saw 18 penalties be accepted for a total of 134 yards. To put things in perspective, the two teams combined for only two more yards of rushing offense than total yards gained from accepted penalties.
That doesn't account for penalties that were declined or flags that were picked up by the officials. Sure, Minnesota was only responsible for 35 penalty yards but it did seem like a consistent interruption in the game.
On the season, the Minnesota Vikings are one of the least penalized teams with 42 to this point. Meanwhile, the Packers have been flagged 52 times this year. The league leaders in penalties are the 49ers and Bills, who are tied with 55 each.