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Vikings hold 14-3 halftime lead

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 18: Quarterback Sam Bradford #8 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates after completing a touchdown pass in the third quarter of the game against the Green Bay Packers on September 18, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Packers 17-14. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Vikings hold a 14-3 halftime lead over the Giants in a Monday Night Football game that’s been largely dominated by the defenses.

The Vikings used a turnover to score first on a short Matt Asiata touchdown run, then went up 14-0 midway through the second quarter when they capped their most impressive drive of the night with a 7-yard touchdown pass from Sam Bradford to Kyle Rudolph, who’s now caught a touchdown pass in three straight games.

Josh Brown’s 40-yard field goal got the Giants on the board with :02 left in the first half.

The Giants badly mismanaged the clock on their final drive of the half, basically costing themselves at least one extra shot at the end zone before settling for the field goal.

Considering they punted on their first five possessions, they’ll take the 3 points and move along. Giants quarterback Eli Manning is 13-of-23 passing for 111 yards.

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20 Responses to “Vikings hold 14-3 halftime lead”
  1. jagsfanugh says: Oct 3, 2016 10:01 PM

    This is what non playoff teams do. Vikings are the better team so far.

  2. contra74 says: Oct 3, 2016 10:01 PM

    Let’s go Vikes! I expect the offense to get more points in the 2nd just as they did last week!

  3. jackedupboonie says: Oct 3, 2016 10:05 PM

    Well, since Eli is trying not to be touched….just blitz every down and you will get 3 ground balls and punt rest of the way.

  4. dodgerlakerfan1969 says: Oct 3, 2016 10:06 PM

    Eli sucks. He’s only good in the playoffs unlike his brother who’s only good in the regular season. I’ll say one thing. At least he played well enough in the playoffs to deserve his Super Bowls rings. His brother hasn’t earned any of his 2 rings.

  5. minnesotablizzard says: Oct 3, 2016 10:08 PM

    McKinnon getting ready to break one

  6. coltluger says: Oct 3, 2016 10:08 PM

    Bradford is the best QB in the NFCN. Zero picks, and soon to go 3-0.

  7. arpy911 says: Oct 3, 2016 10:09 PM

    Can some team please hire Jon Gruden so I can unmute the TV?

  8. georgeremus says: Oct 3, 2016 10:10 PM

    OBJ is fast becoming the biggest DB in football….

  9. coltluger says: Oct 3, 2016 10:12 PM

    GB – thanks for letting Charles Johnson go.

  10. hamlet423 says: Oct 3, 2016 10:12 PM

    Starting to wonder if the Giants struggles last year was more related to Ben McAdoo as the OC than Coughlin as head coach.

    If so, making McAdoo the head coach to appease Eli will not..uh..end well.

    Losing to the Redskins at home was awful. Losing to a Vikings team is nothing to be ashamed of, but not with silly mistakes or an offense that seems out of sync

  11. hibcid16 says: Oct 3, 2016 10:13 PM

    Are we seeing the new Jim Plunket? Hey Rams fans, I know you’re 3-1 right now, but it’s still gotta suck to see Bradford in a sceanario where 1) he’s got a real O Line, and 2) Norv Turner is still a qb guru, while Fish still sucks at developing any kind of young offensive talent. Basically the Vikings Bradford has been every thing we all though he’d be as the #1 pick.

  12. coltluger says: Oct 3, 2016 10:20 PM

    It’s good to see Xavier Rhodes back!

  13. jackedupboonie says: Oct 3, 2016 10:20 PM

    Eli looks like a snot nosed rookie

  14. shaggytoodle says: Oct 3, 2016 10:20 PM

    Walsh with another to “To the left, to the left” I want to give some credit to the Vikings defense as they do play tough, but that Giants offense, has been one of the most inconsistent units in the last several seasons.

  15. coltluger says: Oct 3, 2016 10:25 PM

    I was unsure about the Bradford trade at first – but in every game he’s played, he has outplayed his opposing counterpart – two NFL MVPs and a two-time Super Bowl MVP. So far, so good.

  16. coltluger says: Oct 3, 2016 10:28 PM

    The way the Giants have played tonight, I think the packers shouldn’t go to sleep on them. Eli has shown he can shred a sub-par defense.

  17. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Oct 3, 2016 10:29 PM

    Iam not warming up to Ben MacaCoughlin at all

  18. dodgerlakerfan1969 says: Oct 3, 2016 10:30 PM

    coltluger says:
    Oct 3, 2016 10:25 PM
    I was unsure about the Bradford trade at first – but in every game he’s played, he has outplayed his opposing counterpart – two NFL MVPs and a two-time Super Bowl MVP. So far, so good.

    Quarterbacks don’t pay against the opposing Qab. They play against his defense. Unfortunately for Eli he has to play the vaunted Vikings defense and Bradford gets to play the banged up not so good Giants defense. You know nothing about football.

  19. yg20910 says: Oct 3, 2016 10:41 PM

    As an Eagles fan and one of his very few backers last year, I couldn’t be happier to see what he’s doing in Minnesota. There’s no better luxury as a qb than playing with a lights out defense and he deserves to be in this envious position after all the bad luck he’s endured on the field . Good luck , Sam. I’ll be rooting for you every week except week 7 and who knows hopefully in the playoffs if we meet again .

  20. coltluger says: Oct 3, 2016 10:59 PM

    Thanks again GB for releasing Charles Johnson.

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