The Minnesota Vikings pulled the rug from under the Detroit Lions in Week 3, 28-24, at the U.S. Bank Stadium. The Vikings scored 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to turn the tables on the Lions for their second win of the season.
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With Harrison Smith absent from the Minnesota Vikings Week 3 tryst with the Detroit Lions due to concussion protocol, rookie safety Lewis Cine and veteran Josh Metellus were supposed to split snaps at strong safety.
The Minnesota Vikings have led opponents for 45 seconds in the last two games. And after eking out a victory over the rival Detroit Lions in Week 3, head coach Kevin O’Connell delivered a fiery, no-holds-barred speech to his team.
Normally, when a team goes up against a QB that has played in a Super Bowl, it means they are in for a rough night. As for Kirk Cousins and the Vikings in 2022 though, they barely consider it to be a challenge.
What did we learn about the Minnesota Vikings from their dramatic, come-from-behind win over the Detroit Lions inside U.S. Bank Stadium in Week 3? It wasn’t pretty, but the Minnesota Vikings managed to leave their home field on Sunday with a four-point win over a much-improved Detroit Lions team.
From a suggestion by a reader, we continue our “snap reactions” weekly piece detailing thoughts and analysis after a Minnesota Vikings game. This will be off-the-cuff, a wee bit “random,” and hopefully insightful.
The sharps are giving them a slight edge On Sunday morning. . .well, American time, anyway. . .the Minnesota Vikings and the New Orleans Saints will kick off the NFL’s International Series for the 2022 season when they meet at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.
The Lions saw a 10-point fourth-quarter lead against the Vikings evaporate, leading to a heartbreaking 28-24 Week 3 loss, and head coach Dan Campbell points to his fateful decision to kick a field goal instead of going for it on fourth down as the difference maker.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has played in a Big Ten championship game, the NFL playoff games, and even Pro Bowls, but there’s something about playing in prime time that seems to rattle the 34-year-old QB.
The Vikings week 1 win is starting to look like a fluke after their week 2 loss to the Eagles 24-7 on Monday night. Minnesota found every way to shoot themselves in the foot whenever an opportunity came their way.