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Vikings-Giants Gameday Updates

10:05 PM –The Jet has landed in the end zone.

Jerick "Jet" McKinnon capped the latest Vikings scoring drive and increased the Vikings lead to 39-10 early in the 4th quarter. It's the second career TD for McKinnon.

The route is on in Minnesota, but everyone is anticipating a great game next week in Green Bay when the Vikings arrive to battle for NFC North supremacy. That includes NBC, as it's been announced the Vikings-Packers Week 17 game at Lambeau Field has been flexed to Sunday Night Football

9:55 PM –The Giants have found the end zone.

Eli Manning launched a pass deep down the field toward WR Reuben Randle and it was caught. Andrew Sendejo came on for the hit right after the catch but couldn't bring the WR down. Randle secured the catch and dashed into the end zone for the score. The PAT was good and the Vikings lead was reduced to 32-10.

New York attempted an onside kick moments later, but Robert Blanton was ready for it and recovered the kick, then returned it deep into Giants territory. The Vikings have the ball now 1st and goal from the 7 with the 4th quarter about to start. 

9:45 –Blair did it again.

Blair Walsh hit yet another 50-yarder – this one from 53 yards. The FG increased the Vikings lead to 32-3 with 1:51 to go in the 3rd quarter. Walsh is now 4 of 4 tonight and has moved to 6 of 8 from 50 on the season.

Adrian Peterson went over 100 yards rushing for the night on the scoring drive and now has a League-high 7 games with 100 rushing yards. He is also the NFL's rushing leader through 15 games.

9:39 PM –The Vikings have intercepted Eli Manning again.

Manning threw his third INT of the game and this time it went to Captain Munnerlyn, who returned it to the 4. A few moments later, Adrian Peterson plunged in for the score to make it 29-3 in favor of the Vikings.

The TD is the 10th of the season for Peterson, giving him 8 seasons of 10 TDs. Only one other RB in NFL history has more – LaDainian Tomlinson has 9 seasons of 10 .

9:31 PM –It's now a three-score game.

Blair Walsh hit another FG and is now 3 for 3 on the night.

The Vikings lead is now 22-3 with 7:35 to go in the 3rd quarter.  

9:04 PM –Blair Walsh closed the half with a boom.

He nailed a 52-yarder with just 4 seconds to play in the 2nd quarter to give the Vikings a 19-3 lead after two quarters of play.

Teddy Bridgewater is 12 of 21 for 127 yards and 1 TD so far tonight. His favorite target has been Jarius Wright, who has 3 big catches for 57 yards. But it was Kyle Rudolph who caught the TD pass when Bridgewater looked off a safety and then threaded the needle to Rudy for a 28-yard score.

Eli Manning is not having as good a night. He is 5 of 13 for 77 yards with 2 INTs, including one by Harrison Smith that was returned for a TD. It was the 4th career INT returned for a TD by Smith, a Vikings career record. 

8:49 PM –Harrison Smith has set a Vikings career record and he's increased the Vikings lead while doing it.

Smith jumped in front of an Eli Manning pass and returned it down the left sideline for a TD. It's the 4th INT returned for a TD of Smith's career, more than any other Viking in history.

Blair Walsh missed the PAT when his attempt bounded off the left upright. The Vikings lead is 16-3 late in the 2nd quarter.

8:33 PM –The Giants are fighting back.

After the Vikings took a 10-0 lead, the Giants quickly responded with a FG. It was a 50-yard gain on a screen pass to Rashad Jennings that led to the score. After that long gain, the Giants went three-and-out.

It was Xavier Rhodes who finally chased down Jennings on the play, saving what would've been a TD and instead forcing New York to settle for a FG. 

8:26 PM –Teddy Bridgewater is staying hot in December and on this frigid night.

The second-year QB just threw a TD pass to TE Kyle Rudolph. On the play, Bridgewater looked off the middle safety and then led Rudolph beautifully down the right seam and into the end zone for a 28-yard scoring throw.

Bridgewater entered the game with the 3rd-highest passer rating among all NFL QBs in the month of December, with a rating just north of 111.0 entering tonight's game. The score increased the Vikings lead to 10-0 after Blair Walsh connected on the PAT.

8:09 –The Vikings are on the board.

It was a Blair Walsh FG from 32 yards that did the job. Teddy Bridgewater threw a fade route to Mike Wallace on 3rd down, but it was swatted away at the last second.

The Vikings lead 3-0 with 8 seconds to play in the 1st quarter.

7:59 PM –It's a low-scoring, defensive game so far on Sunday night.

Neither the Vikings nor Giants offense has gotten much going. Both teams have had sacks end drives and the Vikings have one INT of Eli Manning already, with Xavier Rhodes tipping a pass and Andrew Sendejo picking it off.

After their latest punt, the Giants have their defense back on the field. Teddy Bridgewater and the Vikings offense have it 1st and 10 at the MIN 46 with 3:52 to go in the 1st quarter.

5:59 PM - For the first time in weeks, the Vikings will have all of their defensive weapons available as LB Anthony Barr, DT Linval Joseph, and S Harrison Smith – who have all missed multiple weeks due to injury – are all active and starting tonight as the Vikings host the Giants.

Also in the lineup are RB Adrian Peterson (ankle / shoulder) and DE Everson Griffen (shoulder), key players who have made their way onto the injury report in recent weeks. 

Here are the Vikings' inactive players for tonight's game against the Giants:

QB Taylor Heinicke
WR Charles Johnson
CB Josh Robinson
DE Zach Moore
LB Brandon Watts
G/T Jeremiah Sirles
C Nick Easton

And for the Giants, here are their inactives:

WR Geremy Davis
CB Jayron Hosley
S Cooper Taylor
LB Devon Kennard
OL Adam Gettis
OL Emmett Cleary
DE Stansly Maponga

1:43 PM - The crews at TCF Bank Stadium are putting the finishing touches on what will be the final regular season home game for the Vikings at the facility. To prepare you for tonight's contest, watch all four segments from this week's "Vikings GamePlan" via the embeds below.

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