Vikings Postgame Report: Vikings Hang On To Win 27-22 Over The Jets, Improve to 10-2 | Week 13
Welcome to the Week 13 edition of the Vikings Postgame Report. The Minnesota Vikings hang on to improve to 10-2 on a 27-22 victory over the New York Jets. The Vikings jumped out to a 20-3 lead in the 2nd Quarter, but the Jets climbed back into the game on five Greg Zuerlein field goals and a late goal line touchdown by Quarterback Mike White. Mike White had a very big yardage game, finishing 31-of-57 passing for 369 yards and two interceptions. The Vikings defense closed out the victory on a 4-down stop, capped off by Cam Bynum's interception in the endzone in the dying seconds of the game. The Vikings Defense finished the day with 2 interceptions (Harrison Smith & Cam Bynum), a sack by Patrick Jones II, 8 QB Hits and 13 pass deflections. On the flip side, the offense saw Dalvin Cook lead the way in the running game with 86 yards and a rushing touchdown. Alexander Mattison also crossed the goal stripe in the 2nd Quarter for the other Vikings rushing score for the day. In total, the Vikings finished the game with 128 rushing yards on 29 attempts. Justin Jefferson was 1-of-8 receivers to catch a pass in the game and finished the day with 7 receptions, 45 yards and a touchdown in the 4th Quarter, which was the difference in the game. Kirk Cousins saw tough sledding all day by the physical Jets Defense, finishing the game going 21-of-35, 173 passing yards, 1 passing touchdown and 2 sacks. Paul Allen and Pete Bercich look at how the Vikings Offense has run the defensive gauntlet over the last few weeks, the necessity of leaning on the running game today, the playoff implications of the Lions game next week, the bright spots for the Jets on both offense and defense, Kirk Cousins' 'tough guy' day, and the continual ways this team succeeds in one score games. Plus, Head Coach Kevin O'Connell speaks to the media, Gabe Henderson and Ben Leber go 'Between The Lines' presented by Gatorade, Quarterback Kirk Cousins shares his thoughts in his postgame press conference, and Ron Johnson gives his '3 Takes' to round out the show. All of this and more is in the Week 13 edition of the Vikings Postgame Report.