Vikings takeaway No. 2
Is the run game getting better?
The Minnesota Vikings lost running back Cam Akers to a ruptured Achilles tendon last week, meaning Ty Chandler and Kene Nwangwu would be the next guys up to share the rushing attempts with Alexander Mattison.
Mattison had eight carries for 27 yards before he exited the game with a concussion. Chandler stepped in and finished the game with 15 carries for 45 yards and a touchdown on a pretty nifty wildcat run.
Chandler looked like he was ready for an increased role and it was nice to see Nwangwu get a couple of carries for nine yards as well. With DeWayne McBride on the practice squad, the Vikings may not be in any hurry to add a new running back to the roster.
On the day, the Minnesota Vikings ran the ball 33 times for 125 yards and two touchdowns. For a team that struggled so badly to score in the run game this season, getting two on the ground in this game felt really good.