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

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Vikings takeaway No. 6

A win is a win?

The saying "a win is a win, regardless of how you look at it." is attributed to NBA Hall of Famer Alonzo Mourning. However, this Minnesota Vikings win doesn't feel like a win, it felt more like the team escaped without a loss.

The way the offense played, the Vikings had absolutely no place to keep pace with an NFL team little alone win the game. The challenges facing the team in the future will test this team unless they can get things figured out.

The Lions losing to the Bears was huge in the scope of the division, but that might be more of an opening for the surging Green Bay Packers than a Minnesota team that is struggling to put points on the board.


Considering all the injuries the Minnesota Vikings have endured, it's impressive they have a winning record at this point. However, the team has an opportunity to exceed all expectations this season but need to realize their potential before they can do that.

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