Kene Nwangwu’s 99-yard kickoff return gets Vikings back in the game

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The 49ers had outscored the Vikings 24-6 since late in the second quarter and were threatening to pull away. But Kene Nwangwu answered the call and perhaps saved the day for Minnesota.

Following Robbie Gould‘s 46-yard field goal to give the 49ers a 31-20 lead, Nwangwu returned Mitch Wishnowsky‘s kickoff for a 99-yard touchdown. He was untouched as he went the distance.

For the season, Nwangwu has eight kickoff returns, with two going for touchdowns. He had a 98-yard return for a touchdown in Week 9 against the Ravens.

The Vikings failed to convert the 2-point conversion, leaving Minnesota’s deficit at 31-26.

So far, the teams have combined for 29 points in the third quarter.

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