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Vikings Postgame Report: The Vikings Drop Their Week 3 Tilt Against The Chargers 28-24, Search For Answers | LAC | Week 3
Welcome to Week 3 of the Vikings Postgame Report. The Vikings drop their second home game and move to 0-3, this time against the Chargers at U.S. Bank Stadium. The inability to convert in critical situations and costly turnovers seemed to prove too difficult to overcome. The Vikings Offense only converted 1-of-4 attempts inside the Red Zone, including an interception in the endzone with only seconds remaining in the game. Kirk Cousins once again threw for over 300 yards, had 3 TD's, and 1 INT. He was under duress throughout, taking 4 sacks. Jefferson ended his day with 7 receptions, 149 yards, and a touchdown. Mattison had 20 carries for 93 tough yards on the day. Defensively, the Vikings were attacked threw the air all day. Chargers Receiver Keenan Allen gave the secondary fits, finishing with a personal best 18 receptions for 215 yards. He also threw a 49-yard touchdown, and the Chargers racked up 454 total yards receiving. One positive in the game was the Vikings rush defense only allowed the Chargers 30 yards in the game. Danielle Hunter had the lone sack for the Vikings and Jordan Hicks recovered the only Chargers fumble on the day. The Vikings now shift their attention to the Panthers down in Charlotte on November 1st. Paul Allen, Mark Rosen, and Pete Bercich recap the offensive problems holding onto the ball, Justin Herbert's execution against our Secondary, Keenan Allen's career day, the inability to capitalize on defensive turnovers, and the need for our players to win in one-on-one situations. Plus, Head Coach Kevin O'Connell and Quarterback Kirk Cousins both spoke to the media at the postgame press conference. All of this and more is in the 2023 Week 3 edition of the Vikings Postgame Report.
Vikings Postgame Report: The Vikings Drop Their Thursday Night Matchup In Philadelphia 34-28, Shift Their Attention To The Chargers | PHI | Week 2
Welcome back to the Week 2 edition of the Vikings Postgame Report. The Vikings falter in their Thursday Night Football matchup in Philadelphia, 34-28. Costly turnovers reared their ugly head for a second straight week and the Vikings couldn't overcome the -3 turnover differential once again. After a wild first half, the Eagles found success running the ball and controlling the time of possession at almost a two-to-one margin. D'Andre Swift ran for 175 yards on the ground and the Eagles outpaced the Vikings 259 to 28. The Vikings fought to get back into the game and hit T.J. Hockenson for a second touchdown with 1:10 left in the game, but it proved to be too little, too late. The Vikings 364-yard aerial attack kept them alive, but it was not enough to secure a victory. Cousins finished the game 31-of-44 passing and threw 4 touchdowns. Rookie Jordan Addison joined Percy Harvin and Sammy White as the only 2 receiving rookies to have consecutive touchdowns in their first two games as a Viking. Justin Jefferson had another record-breaking night with 11 receptions for 159 yards receiving. He joins Lance Alworth as the fastest receivers to cross the 5,000-yard receiving mark, doing so in only 52 games. Defensively, the Vikings put pressure on Jalen Hurts, sacking him four times. OLB Danielle Hunter had a hat trick while Ivan Pace Jr. and Harrison Phillips shared the other. Safety Theo Jackson picked off Hurts in the 2nd Quarter for the lone Vikings interception of the night. The Vikings now shift their attention to the L.A. Chargers at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sept. 24th. Paul Allen and Pete Bercich recap the missteps that led to the loss, the patterns that are starting to emerge, the shifting Offensive Line, and the adjustments needed during the 'mini-bye week.' Plus, Head Coach Kevin O'Connell and Kirk Cousins both spoke to the media at the postgame press conference. All of this and more is in the 2023 Week 2 edition of the Vikings Postgame Report.
Vikings Postgame Report: The Vikings Drop The Home Opener To Tampa 20-17, Coach O'Connell On The Short Week Ahead | TB | Week 1
Welcome back to the Week 1 edition of the Vikings Postgame Report. The Vikings drop their home opener to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 20-17 at U.S. Bank Stadium. Costly turnovers and penalties seemingly made the difference, as the Vikings Offense was -3 in the take/give stat, with 2 of them occurring inside the Tampa Bay 30-yard line. Cousins went 33-of-44 passing, threw 2 touchdown passes and an interception. One of those touchdown passes was Rookie Jordan Addison's first in the NFL. Alexander Mattison caught the other and had 44 combined yards in the game. Justin Jefferson had another great statistical day with 9 receptions for 150 yards receiving. Defensively, OLB Danielle Hunter had the lone sack and Cam Bynum led the team with 10 combined tackles. Offensively for the Bucs, Baker Mayfield was under pressure throughout the game, but threw 2 touchdowns when it counted most. He finished the game with 173 yards passing and 11 yards rushing. In the end, Tampa's Kicker Chase McLaughlin's 57-yard field goal was enough for the Bucs to leave Minneapolis with the opening day victory. Vikings Vox Paul Allen and Color Analyst Pete Bercich recap the missteps that led to the loss, look ahead to the 'opportunity' that Thursday brings in Phili, and review the Bucs rushing strategy that helped earn them the victory. Plus, Head Coach Kevin O'Connell and Kirk Cousins both spoke to the media at the postgame press conference. All of this and more is in the 2023 Week 1 edition of the Vikings Postgame Report.
Vikings Postgame Report: Vikings Wrap Up The 2023 Preseason Versus Arizona, Fall 18-17 | AZ | 2023 Preseason Finale
Welcome to the 2023 preseason finale of the Vikings Postgame Report from U.S. Bank Stadium. The Minnesota Vikings wrapped up their home preseason season schedule on Saturday afternoon at U.S. Bank Stadium against the Arizona Cardinals. The Vikings jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the First Quarter but finished their scoring at the end of the First Half on a 26-yard field goal by Greg Joseph. Their 17-3 Halftime lead dwindled and ultimately was nullified following an interception by Sean Chandler deep in Vikings territory. Cardinals Kicker Matt Prater gave their squad the lead 18-17 on a 27-yard field goal with 6:20 left in the game. Vikings Kicker Greg Joseph missed a 54-yard field goal wide right with 2:28 left in the game and the Vikings never recovered. Quarterback Jaren Hall lead the Vikings as the lone quarterback for the Vikings in the game. He finished the day 17-of-28 passing for 178 yards, tossed a 5-yard touchdown pass to Abram Smith, and had an interception. Vikings running back DeWayne McBride led the rushing attack on 8 carries for 37 yards and a 5-yard score after rookie Jay Ward forced a fumble off of a blitz. Besides Jay Ward's big play, he also led the team with 8 total tackles. The Vikings now switch their sites to the beginning of the regular season, as they host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Week 1 at U.S. Bank Stadium on September 10th. Vikings Vox Paul Allen and Color Analyst Pete Bercich put a bow on the preseason, including: some of the new play calls that stood out versus the Cardinals today, which guys they feel looked to make front office decisions difficult when deciding their 53-man roster this week, Jaren Hall's overall performance, and the playmakers within our running game that had a good day on Saturday. Plus, Head Coach Kevin O'Connell spoke to the media at the postgame press conference. All of this and more is in the final Preseason edition of the 2023 Vikings Postgame Report.