Vikings hold on for 27-22 win over Jets

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The Vikings have made a habit of pulling out close wins this season and they did it again on Sunday.

In the final two minutes of the game, their defense had a successful goal-line stand and Camryn Bynum intercepted Jets quarterback Mike White just outside the end zone to clinch a 27-22 home win. The victory lifts the Vikings to 10-2 on the season, but they did not clinch the NFC North because the Lions beat the Jaguars.

After forcing a punt, the Jets drove from their 16-yard-line to the Vikings’ four-yard-line and ran four plays trying to get into the end zone. Zonovan Knight got the ball to the one-yard-line, but White threw an incompletion on third down and Braxton Berrios couldn’t handle a pass in the end zone on fourth down. The Jets forced another quick punt and got inside the 20 before Bynum ended their hopes of winning.

Near misses in the red zone were the story of the day for the Jets. They had three straight drives end with field goals to kick off the second half and even their lone touchdown needed a review to show that White had gotten in the end zone on a sneak.

White was 31-of-57 for 369 yards and two interceptions. Rookie wideout Garrett Wilson had eight catches for 162 yards and Knight ran 15 times for 90 yards.

The Jets fell to 7-5 with the loss and they will be in Buffalo next weekend for a bid to sweep the season series from the Bills. Failing to do so will make for a tense stretch run as they try to find their way into the playoffs for the first time since 2010.

The Vikings’ path to the playoffs is much clearer as it’s just a matter of time before they’ll book their ticket. It could come as early as next weekend if they beat the Lions in Detroit. They still have a shot at the top seed in the NFC if the Eagles should stumble as well.

Kirk Cousins was 21-of-35 for 173 yards and a touchdown to Justin Jefferson in the fourth quarter that marked the only positive offensive development of the second half for Minnesota. Dalvin Cook had 20 carries for 86 yards and a score, but the real story of the game was the way the Vikings defense held their ground with their backs against the wall in the second half.

51 responses to “Vikings hold on for 27-22 win over Jets

  1. On the long run for 48 yards by the Jets that White ended up scoring on, the runner stepped out of bounds around the 40. No one saw it. I was waiting for the challenge which didn’t come. The league viewers said nothing. How can they all miss it? I saw it on replay twice.

  2. Vikings fan says:
    We didn’t beat the Jets, the officials did.
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    Well said.

  3. That was an ugly win by the Vikes but the great teams always find a way to win the close games. The terriblbe loser teams always come up short. Great win by the Vikes 10-2 is pretty good last time i checked.

  4. About a month ago I said the Vikes can not count on always winning these close games…

    I don’t know…

    Maybe they can.

  5. There is a reason Ed donatell has only stayed in one job for a maximum of 3-4 years in his entire 30-year career.

  6. I ask all of the experts to keep picking against the Vikings. Now 10-2, the majority of prognosticators will pick the Lions next weekend. Just the way I like it!

  7. patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    December 4, 2022 at 4:33 pm
    The film is out on Mike White. It’s over.
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    Mike White > Mac Jones

  8. I am a bills fan who has despised the jets for years. However, I found myself cheering for Mike white on the final two drives. Would have been an amazing finish. I don’t see a way back for Zach Wilson.

  9. Near misses in the red zone were the story of the day for the Giants.

    Washington liked the miss.

  10. Hi, this is Jostens calling back. We can’t offer the rings you requested , but we can do a very nice tennis bracelet for your NFC North championship season.

  11. We were assured all off-season by cheese eaters how the packers were a lock for a precious nfc north title. In fact the packers already had it won in July. What happened?

  12. chicagopacker says:
    December 4, 2022 at 4:44 pm
    Hi, this is Jostens calling back. We can’t offer the rings you requested , but we can do a very nice tennis bracelet for your NFC North championship season.

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    Ahhhhhhhh don’t you love the salty tears of packer fan.😂😂😂

  13. patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    December 4, 2022 at 4:33 pm
    The film is out on Mike White. It’s over.
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    There’s plenty of film out on Mahommes as well. Is it over for him too? There’s plenty of film out on Geno Smith, yet he’s having the best season of his career.

  14. chicagopacker says:
    December 4, 2022 at 4:44 pm
    Hi, this is Jostens calling back. We can’t offer the rings you requested , but we can do a very nice tennis bracelet for your NFC North championship season.
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    Coming from a disgruntled packer fan. Hahahaha

  15. Keep winning these games…however, when Minnesota had the ball after the goal line stand, why didn’t they try throwing it? A 1st down wins the game. Almost cost them…I guess he had more confidence in the defense? I sure didn’t.

  16. And on the Jets second to last possession they had 6 opportunities to score from inside the 5 and couldn’t get it in the endzone, they didn’t deserve to win! Look’s like that White magic was only good for one game against the worst team in the NFL.

  17. TheTruth says:
    December 4, 2022 at 4:49 pm
    patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    December 4, 2022 at 4:33 pm
    The film is out on Mike White. It’s over.
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    There’s plenty of film out on Mahommes as well. Is it over for him too? There’s plenty of film out on Geno Smith, yet he’s having the best season of his career.
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    That didn’t take a whole lot!

  18. The Smiths: Harrison is #22 and Z’Darius is #55.

    I know this because they’re always sitting motionless in the middle of the field.

  19. dbasa says:
    December 4, 2022 at 5:00 pm
    The Smiths: Harrison is #22 and Z’Darius is #55.

    I know this because they’re always sitting motionless in the middle of the field

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    Makes zero sense. You should never type what you are thinking because only you will understand. I gave you one of many thumbs down to come.

  20. The Vikings are as lucky this year as they were unlucky last year. This is not sustainable long term. 10-2 with one of the worst defenses in the NFL, an inconsistent offense, one of the worst kickers, and only a plus 10 points for versus against. No doubt it’s fun, enjoy it while it lasts. This is a heck of an outlier season.

  21. The old narrative that the Vikings haven’t played winning teams went flying out the window a few weeks back when the beat the Commanders and is now a distant memory. Scrambling for a new excuse, the Pecker fans now are saying winning the NFC North means nothing. The problem is that winning the NFC North has been the only achievement by the Packers in years.

  22. dbasa says:
    December 4, 2022 at 5:00 pm
    The Smiths: Harrison is #22 and Z’Darius is #55.

    I know this because they’re always sitting motionless in the middle of the field.
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    The guy that had Int today and the guy that leads the team in sacks? Those two guys?

  23. Vikings proved again…..its a team game! It’s not sexy but it’s clear Vikes can win close games and if the fans and social media. Cousins taking hit, scrambling for a first down….hes a tough SOB. DOEESNT CRY FOR FLAGS….TAKES THE HITS!

  24. TheTruth says:
    December 4, 2022 at 4:49 pm
    patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    December 4, 2022 at 4:33 pm
    The film is out on Mike White. It’s over.
    ————————-
    There’s plenty of film out on Mahommes as well. Is it over for him too? There’s plenty of film out on Geno Smith, yet he’s having the best season of his career.
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    Ummmmm….White has 8 TDs and 10 ints in his career. And genos “best season of his career” this far is a 6-5 record. I won’t address your Mahomes comment, as that’s just asinine.

  25. Re White: Yep, two ints….but would u rather have 379 yards and 2 ints or the same 2 ints along with 132 yards passing by Zach Wilson?

  26. Tough loss for the Jets, but I like the way they play football. They’re a team that will fight you to the end. It’s been a good season for them despite the disappointing development of Zach Wilson The AFC East turned out the be what everyone thought the AFC West would be, four good, competitive, playoff caliber teams. Yeah, the Patriots have struggled, but no NFL enjoys playing against them.

  27. A win is a win. But the Vikings got soft in the second half – again. This is not a recipe for long term success.

  28. In past seasons, the NFCN title was nothing. This year it seems to be a huge deal in Minnesota. Funny how that works.

  29. We are not a good football team despite the wins. This team can’t stop the run or pass. I’d say we are the 4th best team in the nfc on a good day

  30. unknownvikingfan says:
    December 4, 2022 at 6:20 pm
    In past seasons, the NFCN title was nothing. This year it seems to be a huge deal in Minnesota. Funny how that works

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    Actually it’s not a huge deal. The Vikings have won the division more than the bears, lions and packers. I guess you are making it a big deal. Funny how that works.

  31. Cousins was off all day. It’s a testament to a team that when their QB is off they can still pull out the win. This game would have been a blowout if Cousins played like he usually does. On to 11-2.

  32. This team drives me crazy. Every game is like reading from the same script. They had 10 yards of offense in the third quarter, as usual, and as soon as the fourth quarter comes around they drive 74 yards for a touchdown. You thought that 12-point lead with nine minutes left meant you could relax a bit? How could they score two touchdowns in nine minutes when they hadn’t scored one in the first 51, right? Nope. Two plays later, they’re on the 4-yard line. Then the defense stiffens, but they score on fourth down. Then they can’t take any time off the clock because that would mean the game wouldn’t come down to the wire. Of course, they make a play at the end to preserve the one-score victory. I should just stop hoping for an easy victory and expect the same thing every week no matter who they’re playing.

  33. iliketurtles says:
    December 4, 2022 at 6:28 pm
    We are not a good football team despite the wins. This team can’t stop the run or pass. I’d say we are the 4th best team in the nfc on a good day

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    Wins are wins bro. The Vikings are the second best team in the league based on how many games they’ve won. They are as good as they need to be week after week.

  34. In the first half wasn’t sure if the jets were playing the vikes or the refs. Jets played awful red zone offense. Didn’t deserve the win.

  35. On that Mike White touchdown, did anyone else notice the one time they showed a replay that was looking right down the goal line? It was clear he didn’t get on that angle and it looked like he didn’t get in from every other camera except the overhead one. That overhead camera is not directly above the goal line so it presents the illusion that White was clearly in but I don’t think he really was. They showed that overhead shot about 50 times and the one definitive shot once.

  36. They have to learn not to let up and let the other team back in the game.. For the 1000th time, running up the middle trying to run the clock down is archaic and gets you into these kinds of situations and close endings. Need to go back to the drawing board instead and the Vikings are getting VERY very predictable on passing on 3rd and short..

  37. phillyphinsfan says:

    The AFC East turned out the be what everyone thought the AFC West would be, four good, competitive, playoff caliber teams.
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    It is interesting that all 4 AFC East teams are still in the playoff hunt.

    I do find it interesting that only 1 team has beaten all 4 of them this season. They beat the 4th one today in Minneapolis.

  38. Seconded on that overhead camera angle – very deceptive. And I agree that the goal line angle showed what looked to be way too close to be clear and obviously reversible.
    But close games = good ratings.
    I was also annoyed that we were denied any discussion or closer camera angles on the potential foot out of bounds on that long jets run.

  39. Congrats Vikes!! Amazing season . If it sets up right for my team in playoffs it will be nice to have yall come back to Philly for NFC Championship wink wink ;p

  40. philmccracken says:

    I keep waiting for the Vikings to Viking.
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    Didn’t you watch our loss to Dallas?

    That game was an embarrassing loss to be sure. I’m glad we got it out of our system already.

    At least our SB wasn’t playing an undermanned Bear team to have sole possession of 3rd place in the NFC North. You must be so proud.

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