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5:48 PM - Terence Newman's second interception of the day is timely and in an important location. He tipped Derek Carr's pass to himself in the end zone, then decided to take a knee.
Adrian Peterson is pretty happy that Newman took that knee. Peterson broke a tackle and had no one else to beat: an 80-yard touchdown gives the Vikings a 30-14 lead.
Blair Walsh's 34-yard field goal gave the Vikings a 23-14 lead with 5:41 remaining in the game.
4:34 PM –A flurry of scoring here in Oakland, and it results in the Vikings reclaiming the lead.
Oakland scored another TD on another Derek Carr pass, this one to Andrew Holmes on 3rd and 8. But Cordarrelle Patterson helped the Vikings reclaim the lead on the ensuing kickoff. It was a squib kick that Patterson picked up on his own 3. He proceeded to following outstanding blocking down the right sideline and went untouched to the end zone.
The Patterson TD plus Blair Walsh PAT put the Vikings back in front by a score of 20-14 late in the 2nd quarter.
4:11 PM –The Raiders are on the board.
Trailing 13-0 in their own stadium, the Raiders buckled their chin straps and bullied their way down the field on a scoring drive. The scoring play was a TD pass from Derek Carr to TE Clive Walford.
The PAT was good, and the Vikings lead has been cut to 13-7 with 5:49 to play in the 2nd quarter.
3:59 PM –Stay hot, Blair Walsh.
The Vikings kicker came onto the field to salvage another scoring drive with a 38-yard FG and increase the Vikings lead to 13-0 early in the 2nd quarter.
Walsh has now made 17 consecutive FGs.
3:49 PM –That last Vikings score was setup by a turnover created by the Vikings defense.
It was the first turnover the Vikings defense has created since Week 5 against the Kansas City Chiefs. It came via a Terence Newman interception, the 38th INT of his career.
The Vikings defense did its job again on the Raiders next possession, and Oakland is set to punt the ball away to begin the 2nd quarter.
3:47 PM –The Vikings have added to their lead.
Unfortunately, it still feels disappointing. Blair Walsh hit a 20-yarder to make the score 10-0 in favor of the Vikings. But Kyle Rudolph dropped a TD on 2nd and goal. Teddy Bridgewater had to throw the ball away on 3rd down, which led to the Walsh FG try.
Green Bay has lost at home to Detroit, meaning a win today for the Vikings in Oakland will give them sole possession of 1st place in the NFC North.
3:17 PM –That's a good start for the Vikings.
After an 8-play, 80-yard drive, the Vikings lead 7-0. It was Teddy Bridgewater to Rhett Ellison on the scoring play from 11 yards out. Key plays on the drive included long runs by both Cordarrelle Patterson and Adam Thielen, as well as a pass interference penalty against the Raiders.
Oakland has it on their own 15 after they had another penalty on the ensuing kickoff.
2:59 PM - With kickoff minutes away, check out a pair of pregame behind-the-scenes pregame videos:
1:37 PM - As expected, LB Eric Kendricks (ribs) is inactive for today's game. Veteran Chad Greenway will start in his place at middle linbacker.
10 AM - The team buses will soon depart from Redwood City, Calif. and head across the bay to Oakland where the Vikings will take on the Oakland Raiders on 3:05 PM CT today.
To get ready for the game, watch all four segments from this week's "Vikings GamePlan" below...