Skip to content

Vikings counter Giants’ score, hold 24-10 lead

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, left, throws a pass around Minnesota Vikings free safety Harrison Smith (22) during the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) AP

The Giants finally made a big play and showed some signs of offensive life.

Sam Bradford and the Vikings came right back and probably ended any hopes the Giants had of a comeback.

A sharp drive of 76 yards in eight plays ended with a Jerick McKinnon 4-yard touchdown run, and the Vikings are up 24-10 with a little over nine minutes to go.

The Giants are shorthanded in the secondary, and Bradford has taken advantage. A 40-yard pass down the sideline to Charles Johnson was the key play in the drive that ended with McKinnon’s run.

The Giants had turned a 67-yard screen pass to Paul Perkins into a 1-yard Orleans Darkwa touchdown run to cut the lead to a touchdown, at 17-10. The Giants have been playing from behind throughout the game, and the combination of the Vikings’ talented defense and Bradford’s timely passes might be too much to overcome.

Permalink 13 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, Rumor Mill, Top Stories
13 Responses to “Vikings counter Giants’ score, hold 24-10 lead”
  1. coltluger says: Oct 3, 2016 11:07 PM

    Ouchtown, population you, Eli.

  2. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Oct 3, 2016 11:07 PM

    I can’t stand that my head coach has his bad hair and bifocals buried in a play chart all game Iam not gonna be able to do this for the next couple of years did we hire a head coach or just make him head coordinator

  3. tjacks7 says: Oct 3, 2016 11:12 PM

    I don’t even know what to say anymore. Clearly the team to beat in the NFC.

  4. numba1wiscosportsfan says: Oct 3, 2016 11:17 PM

    Wow. Vike’s look like the class of the NFC. this packer fan tips his cap. Wish we had Zim. GO PACK!

    >

  5. bartinsurance says: Oct 3, 2016 11:26 PM

    I think the Vikings look like the cream of the NFC. Looks like the Giants are poorly coached

  6. numba1wiscosportsfan says: Oct 3, 2016 11:26 PM

    I seem to recall some fellow PACK fans saying the vike’s wouldn’t need to practice victory formation. I think we should stop yapping and clean up our own back yard. Good game vike’s you have a great team and coach. GO. PACK.

    >

  7. doe22us says: Oct 3, 2016 11:26 PM

    Wow the Giants are looking like straight up dookie, i am positive Coughlin wont have had them as lifeless as this. And Eli oh my God.

  8. sodakvikingsfan says: Oct 3, 2016 11:30 PM

    4-0 and a big part of that is how good Bradford has been on 3rd down. SKOL

  9. demskinsbaby says: Oct 3, 2016 11:30 PM

    200 million dollar defense huh?

  10. jolly1234 says: Oct 3, 2016 11:54 PM

    I don’t think Eli had much fun tonight…

  11. Vikings Have 18 Division Championships says: Oct 4, 2016 12:19 AM

    Another division championship in reach, and a new banner for the new stadium.

  12. jtainter23 says: Oct 4, 2016 7:33 AM

    Apparently Eli’s answer to this defense was to just throw the ball into the ground anytime someone got within 4 feet of him…lol. I guess he’s right…the Vikings didn’t get a single sack. I hope other QBs take Eli’s approach.

  13. ryanlatterell says: Oct 4, 2016 9:21 AM

    Xavier Rhodes is elite, having the best year of any corner I can think of.

    He probably has no idea with Zimmer at HC

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!