In a game that did not matter to the New York Giants, the Vikes were the victors 20-19. In the start of the game the Vikes were not playing like hey had anything to play for. They were just flat out FLAT. There was not score in the opening quarter by either side. In the second quarter, the Vikes had some moments of life, the Ryan Longwell 48 yard field goal to open the quarter. Adrian Peterson was bombarded with defenders for the most of the game. He did get a seem to go the distance for 67 yards for a touchdown. AD rushed for 103 yards on 21 carries including one fumble that Jimmy Kleinsasser recovered(we do not need anymore of those). With the Giants answering with field goals the Vikes were ahead 10-9 at half time. With the help of Eli manning moving the ball consistently.
in the second half, Davis Carr was the QB for the Giants and he opened the half with a TD scoring drive with a 23 yard TD pass to David Hixon.This put the Giants up 16-10.
Tarvaris Jackson had a tough day with little protection coming from the line. He was 16-26 239 yards 1 TD and 1 INT(which the Giants did get 3 point off of). The Vikes were down 19-10 in the fourth quarter. Bernard Berrian was wide open after the cornerback fell down and Jackson hit him for a 54 yard TD strike, and that put the score 17-10.
The Giants nest time with the ball, they did have a good drive. They had a chance with a 48 yards field goal, but it was WIDE RIGHT!!
The Vikes retain the ball with 3:17 left in the game. Here is the play-by-play:
|3:17) 7-T.Jackson pass short left to 87-B.Berrian ran ob at MIN 45 for 7 yards. PENALTY on NYG-57-C.Blackburn, Defensive Holding, 5 yards, enforced at MIN 38 - No Play.|
|1-10-MIN 43||(3:10) 28-A.Peterson up the middle to MIN 43 for no gain (53-B.Kehl).|
|2-10-MIN 43||(2:34) 7-T.Jackson pass short right to 38-N.Tahi to MIN 45 for 2 yards (55-D.Clark).|
|3-8-MIN 45||(2:00) (Shotgun) 7-T.Jackson pass short right to 87-B.Berrian pushed ob at NYG 46 for 9 yards (35-K.Dockery).|
|1-10-NYG 46||(1:55) 28-A.Peterson left end to NYG 39 for 7 yards (35-K.Dockery; 95-J.McDougle).|
|2-3-NYG 39||(1:20) 28-A.Peterson up the middle to NYG 38 for 1 yard (57-C.Blackburn, 37-J.Butler).|
|Timeout #2 by MIN at 01:11.|
|3-2-NYG 38||(1:11) 7-T.Jackson pass short right to 81-V.Shiancoe to NYG 30 for 8 yards (53-B.Kehl).|
|1-10-NYG 30||(:36) 28-A.Peterson up the middle to NYG 32 for -2 yards (24-T.Thomas).|
|Timeout #3 by MIN at 00:09.|
|Timeout #2 by NYG at 00:09.|
|2-12-NYG 32||(:09) 7-T.Jackson pass incomplete short right to 19-B.Wade.|
|Timeout #3 by NYG at 00:05.|
|3-12-NYG 32||(:05) 8-R.Longwell 50 yard field goal is GOOD|
The field goal by Ryan Longwell puts the Vikes in the playoffs and host a game at home.
The Vikes will be facing a Eagles on Sunday @3:30.