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Vikings Topple Jets 37-17 for 1st Road Win in Series

View game action images as the Vikings take on the Jets at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.

The Vikings weathered windy conditions for a 37-17 road win over the New York Jets on Sunday at MetLife Stadium.

Kirk Cousins threw a pair of 34-yard touchdowns, Latavius Murray added two scores on the ground, and Adam Thielen extended his consecutive games streak with at least 100 yards to seven.

The Vikings defense, meanwhile, intercepted Jets rookie quarterback Sam Darnold three times and sacked him on three other plays.

And the special teams delivered a mostly solid performance on a particularly tricky day that ended with Minnesota's first-ever win in a road games against the Jets franchise.

Cousins completed 25 of 40 passes for 241 yards with two scores and a passer rating of 95.9.

Thielen led the Vikings with 110 yards and the first of Cousins' 34-yard touchdown passes, which occurred less than two minutes into the game. Thielen was targeted 10 times and had receptions on nine plays.

Aldrick Robinson caught Cousins' final touchdown pass of the game in the fourth quarter.

Stefon Diggs added 33 yards on eight receptions, and Brandon Zylstra's first NFL reception went for a gain of 23.

Murray streaked on a 38-yard touchdown run and steamrolled much of the rest of the day, finishing with 69 yards on 15 carries. Roc Thomas added a 23-yard run as Minnesota totaled 88 net rushing yards.

Harrison Smith, Holton Hill, who was filling in after Xavier Rhodes left with an injury, and Trae Waynes intercepted Darnold.

Jayron Kearse and Jalyn Holmes each recorded sacks, and Danielle Hunter split one with Jaleel Johnson.

Hill did well on kickoff returns, and Marcus Sherels was steady during punt returns. Dan Bailey was 3-for-4 on field goals and 4-for-4 on extra points.

The Vikings were 2-for-15 on third downs, and the Jets were 2-for-13.

Scoring Drives

Q1, 13:22 remaining

Vikings 7, Jets 0

Adam Thielen catches a 34-yard touchdown pass from Kirk Cousins (Dan Bailey kick) [4 plays, 68 yards, 1:38 time of possession]

Run, run, pass, PASS!: The Vikings quickly struck less than two minutes into the game with gains of 7 and 9 on consecutive runs, followed by a 3-yard pass to Laquon Treadwell before Cousins drilled Thielen in the numbers against solid coverage.

Q1, 1:01 remaining

Vikings 7, Jets 7

Chris Herndon catches a 12-yard touchdown from Sam Darnold (Jason Myers kick) [6 plays, 86 yards, 3:26]

72 in three plays: The Jets drive featured three consecutive completions that gained 35, 25 and 12, accounting for 72 of New York's 85 net passing yards in the first half.

Q2, 10:13 remaining

Vikings 10, Jets 7

Bailey kicks a 26-yard field goal [8 plays, 27 yards, 2:50]

Stalled at the goal line: The Vikings were forced to settle for a short field goal after taking possession at the Jets 35-yard line. A pass to Stefon Diggs on first-and-goal at the 3 followed by a false start on Diggs halted momentum.

Q3, 8:15 remaining

Vikings 17, Jets 7

Latavius Murray rushes for an 11-yard touchdown (Bailey kick) [9 plays, 64 yards, 5:06]

Erasing a penalty: The Vikings were able to bounce back from a drive-opening holding penalty with consecutive completions to Thielen for gains of 8 on second down and 13 on third down. It was the first third-down conversion of the day by either team.

Q3, 5:49 remaining

Vikings 20, Jets 7

Bailey kicks a 22-yard field goal

Set up by defense: The Vikings started the possession at the Jets 9-yard line after a 52-yard interception return by Harrison Smith. It was the 19th interception of his return.

Q3, 2:39 remaining

Vikings 20, Jets 10

Myers kicks a 55-yard field goal [7 plays, 9 yards, 3:10]

Special delivery: Andre Roberts' 53-yard kickoff return touchdown put the Jets in scoring position.

Q4, 13:38 remaining

Vikings 27, Jets 10

Murray rushes for a 38-yard touchdown (Bailey kick) [2 plays, 51 yards, 1:08]

One-two punch: Roc Thomas rushed for a gain of 23 a snap before Murray busted free for the score.

Q4, 10:27 remaining

Vikings 27, Jets 17

Darnold rushes for a 1-yard touchdown (Myers kick) [9 plays, 59 yards, 3:11]

Moved the chains: Darnold's score was his second 1-yard run on the possession. He also snuck for a gain of 1 on third-and-1 to give New York its first third-down conversion of the game.

Q4, 5:16 remaining

Vikings 34, Jets 17

Aldrick Robinson catches a 34-yard touchdown from Cousins (Bailey kick) [7 plays, 61 yards, 3:17]

No guts, no glory: Rather than pooch punt the ball away for a minimal gain on a fourth-and-8, the Vikings were rewarded for the risk they took in opting for the deep pass against single coverage.

Q4, 3:22 remaining

Vikings 37, Jets 17

Bailey kicks a 43-yard field goal [4 plays, minus-3 yards, 1:07]

Defense does it again: Trae Waynes returned an interception 24 yards to the Jets 22, putting the Vikings offense back on the field within field goal range.