6 biggest takeaways from the Vikings win over the Raiders in Week 14

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Vikings takeaway No. 5

Players dropped like flies

Justin Jefferson wasn't the only player who got banged up during this grueling game against the Las Vegas Raiders. Several individuals for the purple and gold saw their day be cut short because of a sustained injury.

Here is a list of a few key offensive players who missed at least a little time, although some of them did return to the game after getting looked at:

- Justin Jefferson, wide receiver
- Alexander Mattison, running back
- Brian O'Neill, offensive tackle
- Dalton Reisner, guard

For a team just getting back from a bye and playing on a short week, these injuries could be a little more significant than many fans think. The team was already missing starting guard Ed Ingram, who was injured during the week's practice.

The Minnesota Vikings have the Bengals on Saturday at noon and follow that up with three important divisional games against potential playoff squads. Keeping an eye on the team's injury report for the next few weeks could be an emotional roller coaster.