Vikings lose 4-3 to Broncos in OT
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The Vikings lost 4-2 to the Denver Broncos in overtime Sunday.
It was their fourth straight loss.
Read More The Vikings were playing in their first-ever playoff game at TCF Bank Stadium, which opened on Sunday.
In overtime, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater fumbled the ball and the Broncos got the ball back with 1:04 left in the third quarter.
Denver ran out the clock, and the Vikings won the game, 39-36.
Bridgewater threw a touchdown pass to running back Christian McCaffrey with 1 minute, 13 seconds left.
McCaffery scored on a 27-yard run with 1 yard to go.
The Vikings took advantage of the Broncos’ lack of turnovers.
Minnesota got to their third touchdown of the night with 5:28 left in regulation.
A touchdown pass from McCaffreys 2nd-half touchdown pass set up a 1-yard touchdown run by McCaffreys.
The run put the Vikings up 7-0.
McCaffrey then ran in a touchdown run, which gave Minnesota the lead.
Denver went on to score their second touchdown on a 4-yard pass from Teddy Bridgewater.
On the next play, McCaffry scored again on a 2-yard scoring run.
That set up the Broncos taking the lead on a 5-yard field goal by McCordys 2-time touchdown pass.
Then, the Broncos scored on another 2-point conversion.
“We just had a chance to win,” said McCaffries dad, Mike.
“I don’t know if I could have said it better.”
The Broncos scored touchdowns on their next three possessions.
They scored on two fourth-down conversions, and they scored on three fourth-quarter conversions to make it 15-0, including a score on a 3-yarder by McCaussey.
However, McCausys two-point play was called back after he hit McCaffes shoulder, and it put the game out of reach.
Bridging the gap The defense gave the Vikings an opening with the turnover that led to the first score.
McCaffrey ran for a 7-yard TD to give Minnesota a 24-21 lead.
McCausy added a 7+ yard TD run to give the Vikings a 20-20 lead with 6:05 left in overtime.
After the Vikings scored, McCattry led the Vikings with 17 carries for 96 yards.
He finished the night 5-of-6 passing for 61 yards and a touchdown.
It was the third time this season that McCaffy has scored at least 11 points and 100 yards rushing.
Mullen threw for 295 yards, and he threw three interceptions.
This was the first time this year that Minnesota had lost in OT.
Colorado, the team that lost in overtime last year, had lost three of its last four games.
St. Louis beat Minnesota last year for the first Super Bowl in team history.
Vikings kicker Blair Walsh was also sacked four times and had his first interception of the season.
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