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

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Vikings takeaway No. 5

He is the real deal.

Not having Justin Jefferson available has been a bit of a letdown. That said, rookie wide receiver Jordan Addison has stepped up in a big way and is making a great case to get targets even when Jefferson returns.

Addison was third in receiving yards for Minnesota, catching seven of the eight passes thrown his way for 82 yards and a touchdown. He has seven receiving touchdowns in his eight games played, an impressive mark for a rookie.

On the season, Addison has caught 36 passes for 482 yards. Mathematically, he is on pace to surpass 1,000 yards this year but could see his numbers go down a little when Jefferson returns and if Cousins misses the rest of the season.

The Minnesota Vikings have a dangerous young receiving duo that they could enjoy for many years to come. Jefferson and Addison will make opposing defenses work extra hard, especially with Hockenson there as well.