Patriots lead Vikings 17-10 heading into fourth quarter

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The Vikings fought their way back to a tie game only to see the Patriots move right down the field for the second time Sunday.

Minnesota tied the game on a 39-yard Dan Bailey field goal with 2:20 remaining in the third quarter, but New England regained the lead only 1:45 later.

Josh Gordon caught two passes for 48 yards and a touchdown on the 75-yard scoring drive. Those are his only two catches of the game, and both went for 24 yards.

The Vikings have stymied the Patriots for most of the game, forcing three punts and a missed field goal.

Tom Brady has completed 21 of 28 passes for 287 yards and a touchdown. The Patriots have had seven players run the ball and eight players have caught at least one pass.

Kirk Cousins has completed 22 of 31 passes for 143 yards and a touchdown. Dalvin Cook has eight carries for 84 yards.

33 responses to “Patriots lead Vikings 17-10 heading into fourth quarter

  1. Very curious PI no calls and calls. Yes, sometimes the video does show bad calls and bad no calls. This has playoff game implications. It can’t be this inconsistent.

  2. The nfl’s officiating of new england patriots games
    is very similar to the calls the Harlem Globetrotters
    get against the Washington Senators.

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    packertruth says:
    December 2, 2018 at 6:53 pm
    Thielen flops and cries like he was mugged. First time I ever saw him do something unlikeable.

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    Again, go cry over your season being over and leave the better football to better fans. You have no place here.

  4. Actually Thielen was pissed because Patrick Chung faked an injury to give BB more time to decide whether to challenge or not. Watch the game. As a Vikings fan, it wasnt a 1st down regardless, but bout time someone call BB on his BS

  5. Should of went with the Eagles approach….fake walk throughs. Although I must say it is weird how the Eagles participated in fake walk throughs and they scored more points vs the Patriots than any other team. Just odd right.

  6. dinkanddunk50 says:
    December 2, 2018 at 7:04 pm
    Cousins so overrated. Stats always look decent but from a win standpoint he barely average.
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    I bet the Skins would take him back…

  7. Wow, the officiating has been horrible in this game for both sides. The ball spotting is like the refs are blind. Just horrible. I hope these regs are not considered for the playoffs.

  8. vaphinfan says:
    December 2, 2018 at 7:09 pm
    Should of went with the Eagles approach….fake walk throughs. Although I must say it is weird how the Eagles participated in fake walk throughs and they scored more points vs the Patriots than any other team. Just odd right.

    Can you say “trying too hard”?

  9. Thielen hits the DB in the head in the endzone during the play and then cries for a PI call, and the Viking fans in here agree with him. smdh.

    And after that ridiculous gift spot on the 4th down run people are still whining about the refs favoring NE? are you kidding me?

  10. The Vikings and their fans have been proven as frauds over the last two seasons. They always want to act like they’re “nice people” with a great team. They talked all that smack in the Eagles who destroyed them Meanwhile they’re throwing beer on players and that team is way overrated starting with the dumbest decision ever which is to pay the super overrated Cousins. They could have gotten Smith, Foles, and many other for way less and who are better. On top of that they created a massive over pay in the QB market which effects all teams and positions because if they were dumb enough to pay weak Cousins that much AND stupidly guaranteed his contract, then they killed the QB negotiation market for all other teams for a guy that stinks. To me the Vikings and their weak fans are the villains of the NFL this season for a that garbage talk and terrible management.

  11. whynotjustadmitit says:
    December 2, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    Actually Thielen was pissed because Patrick Chung faked an injury to give BB more time to decide whether to challenge or not.
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    More time to decide? Everyone in the world knew it was a crap call and everyone knew NE would be challenging the play. How it wasn’t overturned is utterly baffling. And NE is STILL killing them.

  12. Losing again, how does that Cousins contract look now. This post is for the jerks who leave all the trash on other teams sites and threads. To all other Viking fans, I feel your pain.

  13. wib22 says:
    December 2, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    Pats are frauds.

    Can’t win on the road without bending the rules
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    Today’s game was at home, genius.

  14. As a 40 Year Vikes Fan i can say that the Vikes have to fix the Offensive Line before they will be anything other than a 500 record football Team. Receivers are obviously hurting but no excuses, we are again outcoached, out played and just cannot get seperatiin or protect the QB. Really just not sure that Cousins or Zimmer have what is needed to get us over the hump and into the Superbowl. Until we address the Offensive Line then we won’t know for sure. Time for Murray to go as well, the guy runs soft for a man that big along with running to stright up and down. We did not get presuure using a 4 man rush so not sure why we do not use more blitz packages? Well thinking they are looking at another loss net week so will be hard pressed to make the playoffs and they honestly do not deserve to be in them anyway. Another disappointing Season. Im now 53 about to be 54 and just not sure I will live long enough to see them win a Superbowl at this point as they are a long way off right now. Oh well there is always next year and i will never switch Teams so it is what it is. Lol

  15. Just so it’s clear, the calls that mattered when the game was in doubt went to the Patriots.
    Three consecutive calls on passes to the left, 2 no calls against the Pats, and one yes call against the Vikes. 3/3 favored NE.
    More interesting is how both announcers and Pereira all agree obvious bad calls are good.

    The refereeing in this game was meant to have the Patriots win ( like every game at Foxboro ), and in the end even out and keep people watching.

    Smith and Thielen haven’t played long enough; this was there first taste of Patriots cooking.

  16. whynotjustadmitit says:
    December 2, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    walker1191

    Uhh
    ..we agree it’s a bad call Stevie Wonder. I only pointed out why Thielen was upset. You literally said a bunch of nothing
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    Relax chief – my comment was more dismay at Thielen’s actions.

  17. wib22 says:
    December 2, 2018 at 7:20 pm
    Pats are frauds.

    Can’t win on the road without bending the rules
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    Trying too hard dude. 🙂

  18. vikinghooper says:
    December 2, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    Just so it’s clear, the calls that mattered when the game was in doubt went to the Patriots.
    Three consecutive calls on passes to the left, 2 no calls against the Pats, and one yes call against the Vikes. 3/3 favored NE.
    More interesting is how both announcers and Pereira all agree obvious bad calls are good.
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    So, to summarize, the refs, both announcers AND Pereira thought the calls were right, but a biased Viking fan is convinced it’s a vast conspiracy to prop up the Patriots even though the worst call ever went against them.

  19. beatdownclown says:
    December 2, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    As a 40 Year Vikes Fan i can say that the Vikes have to fix the Offensive Line before they will be anything other than a 500 record football Team. Receivers are obviously hurting but no excuses, we are again outcoached, out played and just cannot get seperatiin or protect the QB. Really just not sure that Cousins or Zimmer have what is needed to get us over the hump and into the Superbowl. Until we address the Offensive Line then we won’t know for sure. Time for Murray to go as well, the guy runs soft for a man that big along with running to stright up and down. We did not get presuure using a 4 man rush so not sure why we do not use more blitz packages? Well thinking they are looking at another loss net week so will be hard pressed to make the playoffs and they honestly do not deserve to be in them anyway. Another disappointing Season. Im now 53 about to be 54 and just not sure I will live long enough to see them win a Superbowl at this point as they are a long way off right now. Oh well there is always next year and i will never switch Teams so it is what it is. Lol

    You can’t address the offensive line cause your’e loser Quarterback is sucking up all your salary cap space. Enjoy overpaying the biggest money hungry selfish player in the league.

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