At least the Minnesota Vikings made the game a lot closer than most people expected. A double-digit underdog to Dallas, the Vikings actually had the lead with less than five minutes remaining before losing, 27-24, to the Cowboys.
This was definitely a game the Vikings could have won. For most of the game, Christian Ponder played well, completing 25 of 37 passes for 236 yards and a touchdown.
It was the second time this season Adrian Peterson rushed for 140 yards. The first resulted in the Vikings' only win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 4. This time, it was not enough, as the Cowboys scored the winning touchdown with less than a minute left in the game.
While there were some things for the Vikings to cheer about, in the end, it was another loss.
Here are some takeaways from the Vikings' seventh loss on the season.