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Overtime in the Metrodome

Chris Kluwe, Blair Walsh AP

With 14 seconds on the clock and the ball on their own 31, the Vikings had to get inside the Jacksonville 40 for a chance to force overtime.

They did.  And they did.

Two plays, two complete passes, and the Vikings had the ball at the Jaguars’ 37.

Enter rookie kicker Blair Walsh, who nailed a 55-yard field goal to force overtime.

And so it’s the first overtime with the new regular-season overtime rules.  If the Vikings (who won the toss), score a field goal on the first drive, the Jaguars will get a chance to match or beat.  If they match, the rules revert to sudden death.

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2 Responses to “Overtime in the Metrodome”
  1. m1000be says: Sep 9, 2012 4:05 PM

    Completely forgot that we had new OT rules for the regular season.

  2. banky74 says: Sep 9, 2012 5:24 PM

    Me too. But it didn’t matter. SKOL Vikes!

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