Vikings, Panthers head to overtime

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The Panthers and Vikings need more than 60 minutes to settle Sunday’s game.

Minnesota took an 11-point lead with just over 10 minutes to play, but the Panthers drove for two scores in the final five minutes to tie the game at 28.

Sam Darnold shrugged off a brutal game to come up with huge throws to tight end Ian Thomas and wide receiver DJ Moore to set the Panthers up inside the Minnesota 10-yard-line in the final minute of regulation. He found Robby Anderson in the end zone and then hit tight end Tommy Tremble for two to tie the game.

The Vikings picked up 46 yards on five passing plays and that set up a Greg Joseph 47-yard field goal try as time expired. Joseph hit a game-winner in a similar spot last week, but missed this kick wide to the right and we’re headed to overtime.

5 responses to “Vikings, Panthers head to overtime

  1. Zimmer has to be one of the dumbest coaches.
    Seriously how many times does he go for the 2 pt conversion when he does have too.
    In the 3rd quarter to try to make it a 3 point … it comes back to bite him in the ass.
    He did it a couple of times last year and lost too.

  2. The Vikings needed a Herculean effort from their RB (fifth or sixth best in the division) AND OVERTIME to beat a team without their best player.

  3. raideralex99 says:
    October 17, 2021 at 4:42 pm
    Zimmer has to be one of the dumbest coaches.
    Seriously how many times does he go for the 2 pt conversion when he does have too.
    In the 3rd quarter to try to make it a 3 point … it comes back to bite him in the ass.
    He did it a couple of times last year and lost too.
    ——-
    This is terrible criticism.

    The 1st attempt was because of a 15 yd penalty during/after the TD. Every single coach should go for 2 if the ball is placed at the 1 yard line.

    The 2nd attempt was at the score of 18-17. Again, every single coach in the league goes for a potential 3 point lead vs a 2 point lead/1 point lead.

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