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Wright's 87-Yard Score Wins It For Vikings

View images from the week 14 matchup at TCF Bank Stadium between the Vikings and Jets.

MINNEAPOLIS — Vikings receiver Jarius Wright caught a screen near the line of scrimmage, then turned on the afterburners, sprinting in front of teammates on the sideline and crossing the goal line for an 87-yard touchdown to upend the Jets Sunday in overtime.

New York had won the coin toss to open the extra period, but Minnesota forced a punt that was downed at the Vikings 8-yard line. Matt Asiata rushed for a short gain and caught a checkdown pass before Teddy Bridgewater connected with Wright for the decisive score in a 30-24 victory.

Bridgewater completed 19 of 27 passes for 309 yards with two touchdowns, and Wright (four catches, 123 yards) and Charles Johnson (four catches, 103 yards) became the first tandem with more than 100 yards in a game for the Vikings this season.

The Vikings recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown and recovered another to help prevent a touchdown in the second quarter.

Jerome Felton recorded the first touchdown of his career when he pounced on a football that bounced out of Johnson's hands as he tried to stretch across the goal line. Johnson got credit for a 22-yard reception on the pass from Bridgewater, who also hooked up with Johnson for a 56-yard touchdown in the first half.

The Jets tried to answer Felton's touchdown with one of their own, but Andrew Sendejo forced a fumble by Chris Ivory that Captain Munnerlyn recovered at the Minnesota 4-yard line to protect a 21-12 lead with 7:32 left in the first half.

New York added the second of four field goals by Nick Folk with 17 seconds left in the first half, and the third early in the third quarter after Cordarrelle Patterson fumbled his return of a kickoff to start the second half.

The Vikings started with a blast when Gerald Hodges returned first career interception — a one-handed snag — 27 yards for a touchdown to put the Vikings up seven just 12 seconds into the game. Hodges started for rookie Anthony Barr, who missed the first game of his NFL career with a knee injury.

Hodges' touchdown set a franchise record for quickest defensive score in a game and tied former Viking Percy Harvin's 105-yard kickoff return for a touchdown as the earliest score in a game.

The Jets, however, were able to capitalize on early mistakes by the Vikings, recording a safety of Teddy Bridgewater, and following with a drive extended by a pass interference penalty on Munnerlyn and capped by a 35 yard touchdown pass from Geno Smith to Harvin for a 9-7 lead midway through the first quarter.

Minnesota, however, quickly reclaimed the lead with a 56-yard touchdown pass from Bridgewater to Johnson, who sprinted by Darrin Walls and was lead perfectly by the rookie. It was a career long for both players. Bridgewater had extended the drive on the previous play with a 7-yard completion to Greg Jennings to convert a third-and-4.

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