Vikings takeaway No. 3
It finally happened.
It took eight weeks, but the Minnesota Vikings finally found a way to punch the ball into the end zone for their first rushing touchdown of the season. They were the last team to do so this year, which is quite embarrassing.
Running back Cam Akers was the one to run in a score. He did so from six yards out in the first quarter to give Minnesota a 7-0 lead. Despite that, Minnesota's rushing attack wasn't very effective on Sunday afternoon.
Alexander Mattison ran the ball 16 times and gained only 31 yards while Cam Akers had nine rushing attempts for 19 yards. When your running back duo only averages two yards per carry, that's not a good thing.
It's great that the Minnesota Vikings finally got a rushing touchdown but they still have a lot of work to do on their ground game. And if their passing attack takes a step back with the Cousins injury, this deficiency will become an even bigger issue.