Last year, the Vikings blew multiple second-half leads to start the season. This year, they did it again.
But they came back.
After falling behind by three on a late-game 39-yard touchdown pass from Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert to receiver Cecil Shorts, the Vikings forced overtime with a 55-yard field goal from rookie kicker Blair Walsh, took the lead on the first drive of the fifth period with a 38-yarder from Walsh, and held the Jags to a four-and-out to win the game.
For the Vikings, the big story was the return of Adrian Peterson, who scored two touchdowns via 17 carries and 84 yards to power the offense. A 20-yard run in overtime put the ball in Jacksonville territory, setting the Vikings up for the go-ahead (and ultimately game-winning) field goal.