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S2:W5 Game of the Week: Vikings v. Raiders

Discussion in 'Game Summaries' started by JSimms, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. JSimms

    JSimms TLY Season 1 Champs!

    Oct 25, 2009
    Vikings Win Battle of Unbeatens; Romo Gets First W as Viking
    Vikings: 41
    Raiders: 31
    Minneapolis, MN - The Vikings (3-0) and the Raiders (4-0) both came into their Week 5 match-up undefeated, and many believed that this could be a Super Bowl preview. Both teams showed up to play, and it was a back-and-forth battle from start to finish.
    The Vikings would receive first, but a long drive would stall and they would settle for a 50-yd FG by Blair Walsh. The Viking D would force a 3 and out on the Raiders first drive, and another long, mythodical drive would be capped off by a 1-yd AP touchdown to put the Vikings up 10-0 at end of 1st quarter.​
    The Raiders would respond in the 2nd, as QB Pryor would make several key third and long throws to keep the drive alive and McFadden would run it in from 10 yards out to bring the Raiders back within 3. The see-saw battle would continue, as the Vikings would score on their next drive on a 20-yard TD pass from QB Romo to rookie WR Leighton Mills who beat bump-n-run coverage over the top. However, the Raiders would strike again before the half behind a nice 2 minute drill capped off by a 6-yd pass to McFadden. Score at half: 17-14 in favor of MN.​
    The battle continued in the second half - the Raider would be forced to punt on their first drive, and the Vikings would continue to dominate the Raiders on the ground (156 yards rushing on the day) and Harvin would catch Romo's 2nd TD pass as a Viking from 11 yards out. On the ensuing kickoff, Jacoby Ford would get the Raiders right back into it on a 106-yd kickoff return TD. Score after 3: 24-21 in favor of MN.​
    The 4th quarter was very eventful, as 27 total points were scored. A 6 yard TD run by AP (his 3rd of the day) was follwed by a 54-yd FG by Janikowski to pull the Raiders within 7 with just under 6 minutes to play. However, recently re-signed WR Percy Harvin would match Ford and take the ensuing kickoff 106 yards for a score of his own! The Raiders would score again with 1:07 to play, but did not recover the onside kick and the Vikings were able to kick a game-sealing FG with 0:09 to play. Final score: 41-31.​
    Great game Kidofcrash23
    Players of Game:​
    QB Romo - 15 of 21, 182 yds, 2 TD, 0 INT​
    HB AP - 30 carries, 154 yds, 2 TD​
    RE Jared Allen - 4 tackles, 1 Sack​
    QB Pryor - 16 of 28, 233 yds, 1 TD, 0 INT; 1 carry, 17 yds​
    HB McFadden - 21 carries, 75 yds, 2 TD; 3 catches, 32 yds, 1 TD​

    Last edited: Dec 22, 2012
  2. Kidofcrash23

    Kidofcrash23 Walk On

    Aug 17, 2011
    GG, thought i could keep pace, get a stop and tie hopefully, but then the kick return. That sucked.
  3. dakota7

    dakota7 Former Blue Chip Recruit

    Sep 23, 2009
    NFC Norris Represent!

    JSimms btw, its methodical, unless AP is actually mythological.
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