December 16, 2018 05:53 PM
The Vikings offense scored touchdowns on their first three possessions and closed strong racking up 41 points, while the defense made one single mistake in a near-perfect effort against Miami.
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After taking a seemingly insurmountable 21-0 lead in the first quarter, the Vikings offense sputtered. A 2nd-quarter pick-six and a 75-yard touchdown run on the first play of the third quarter brought Miami to within four at 21-17.
From there, the Vikings defense took over.
Thanks in part to eight second half sacks (9 total in the game, the Vikings D held Miami to gain a total of just 10 yards in the final 29:49 of the game.
Despite a mid-game lull, the offense did what was needed to ice the game, scoring 17 fourth-quarter points with scoring drives on each of their final three meaningful possessions.
The win keeps the 7-6-1 Vikings above the cut line in the NFC playoff race.
They travel to Detroit next Sunday for the final road game of the season.
Updated: December 16, 2018 05:53 PM
Created: December 16, 2018 05:38 PM
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