Vikings counter Giants’ score, hold 24-10 lead


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.