Vikings retake lead on first play of fourth quarter

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The Vikings got the ball with 8:11 left in the third quarter with the Falcons up 9-7 in Atlanta.

They would hold onto the ball until four seconds were off the clock in the fourth quarter and they’d be back on top when they did hand the ball back to the home team. Case Keenum hit Kyle Rudolph for a six-yard touchdown pass that put the Vikings up 14-9 to kick off the final quarter of play.

The 15-play, 89-yard drive was the longest of the season for the Vikings and it came at an important moment as the Falcons defense had shown few weak spots until that point in the proceedings. Keenum threw for four first downs to keep the team moving, however, and Latavius Murray continued a strong day with a key third down conversion of his own.

Atlanta’s offense will need to find the same kind of spark against a similarly steely Vikings defense if they’re going to extend their winning streak and stay in the thick of a tight NFC South race.

19 responses to “Vikings retake lead on first play of fourth quarter

  1. I’m loving this game. It’s a real good, hard fighting, but clean game. Zebras are calling it fair. You can sure tell it’s not a packer game!

    Just a good back and forth game!

  2. The Rhodes we’re closed for the Falcons in Atlanta today.

    Atlanta held to 3 FGs.

    Skol!!!

    😎

  3. Booth Review says:
    December 3, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    The fake crowd noise sounds INCREDIBLE in the new Falcons stadium!

    Im impressed!
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    Yeah boy! I’m not sure how fake it is or if you are even being sarcastic. I do know as a Vikings fan in a new stadium things is not faked. Rather the stadium is built to be loud to gain that home field advantage.

    Good game Atlanta and good luck with the rest of your season.

  4. Nice win, but stop playing so damn conservative when you have a lead. You just allow teams to make it interesting.

    With that said, how often do opposing defenses keep Atlanta out of the end zone? How often does a defense keep Jones to 2-3 catches? That is the Minnesota Vikings defense people, THE BEST IN THE LEAGUE.

  5. Atlanta has a very good team. If they get in, don’t take them lightly. They can beat any team at any given time.

  6. Huge win. Going into Atlanta to beat the red hot Falcons, shutting down Julio, and keeping that offense out of the endzone.

    Weeks 11-14 have been a huge hump for the Vikings. If they can pull out a win next week, going 4-0 in that stretch, it should be smooth sailing. At least as smooth as the NFL ever gets.

  7. I wish I could’ve watched this Vikings game. But I was stuck being a Packers fan. Watching losers.

  8. There were a few shots at the stands and a lot of it looked like a sea of red… red seats. Surprised that a 7-4 team couldn’t fill thier own stadium.

  9. mediasloppy says:
    December 3, 2017 at 3:48 pm
    Booth Review says:
    December 3, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    The fake crowd noise sounds INCREDIBLE in the new Falcons stadium!

    Im impressed!
    β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”
    Yeah boy! I’m not sure how fake it is or if you are even being sarcastic. I do know as a Vikings fan in a new stadium things is not faked. Rather the stadium is built to be loud to gain that home field advantage.

    Good game Atlanta and good luck with the rest of your season.

    20 2 Rate This
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    I have absolutely zero idea what your post means. They turned the music and PA up super loud when the Vikings were on offense it was obnoxious, it was a play on the fact that they cant get away with fake crowd noise any more so they found a unique loophole in order to accomplish the same objective.

    Get your sentences right and speak the Lish bruh.

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