‘This is the best team I’ve been around!’ – Justin Jefferson
Justin Jefferson stops by to talk with Pam Oliver about the collectiveness the Minnesota Vikings had against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
Elsewhere, the Green Bay Packers outlasted the Dallas Cowboys in overtime in Mike McCarthy’s return to Lambeau Field. Closing things out, the San Francisco 49ers are battling the Los Angeles Chargers.
Here are the top plays from Sunday’s action!
Herbert & Co. didn’t waste any time charging downfield on the following drive to keep the momentum alive.
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The Packers took the lead on a dazzling 12-yard Aaron Jones touchdown at the end of the second half.
All gas, no brakes
The Cowboys answered with three touchdowns, including a smooth 35-yard score courtesy of CeeDee Lamb.
The Packers knotted things up in the final frame, thanks to the efforts from the rookie Watson, who added his third touchdown of the game late in the fourth quarter to send things into overtime.
The Cowboys came up short on their first overtime possession on a questionable pass interference penalty, and the Packers sealed the deal with a field goal to secure the win at home.
The Rams were never able to find a rhythm, and things were made worse when Cooper Kupp suffered an apparent knee injury in the second half and exited the game. The Rams went on to lose by double digits.
After battling back and forth in the first half, the Colts went ahead in the third quarter, thanks to a 66-yard run from Jonathan Taylor.
Back in front
The Colts prevailed after Ryan led yet another go-ahead TD drive and the defense clamped down in the red zone in the final seconds, giving Saturday a win in his pro coaching debut.
All board the Jet! Justin Jefferson took off on Minnesota’s opening possession, collecting a 46-yard catch-and-run before hauling in a tough grab on a fly route for the Vikings’ first touchdown. Then, it was griddy time.
Ice in the veins
Dalvin Cook seized the upper hand over his little brother James Cook by popping free for a surprise 81-yard touchdown. It brought the Vikings within 10 and was a treat to see for his family members in attendance.
Nonetheless, the grab was a sight to behold.
Oh. My. GOSH!
Jefferson got rare air on a crucial fourth-and-18 play, elevating to pull in an absolutely stunning one-handed snag to keep the Vikings’ final drive alive.
The Vikings pushed their way all the way to the 1-yard line, but on fourth down, Cousins was stopped just short of the goal line on a QB sneak. The crucial stop from Buffalo’s front seven gave it possession at the 1-yard line with just under 50 seconds left.
Just when it seemed impossible for Minnesota, Allen fumbled Buffalo’s first snap of the drive on a sneak attempt, which Eric Kendricks promptly jumped on for a tide-turning touchdown. The wild turnaround silenced Buffalo’s home crowd, and put the Vikings up 30-27 with 41 seconds to play.
The Bills marched down the field, aided by another great catch from Davis, to kick a field goal to force overtime.
When it mattered most, Minnesota’s defense came up with another massive takeaway. Peterson, the former First-Team All-Pro, intercepted Allen in the end zone for the second time, sealing the victory for the Vikings.
Answering the call
After making his nearest defender miss, Darius Slayton used his blockers and took off on a 54-yard house call, putting N.Y. up 14-3.
Hop, skip for six
Right on the money
1, 2, 3, 4
It was only a matter of time before Travis Kelce got his name into touchdown column, right? Mahomes hooked up with his favorite red zone target for his fourth score of the game.
Lay it all out
This eye-popping diving grab from Christian Kirk didn’t affect the final outcome, but it’s worth laying your eyes on.
Flex your muscles
The color is red
Andy Dalton was spectacular in the first half. The “Red Rifle” went 12-for-16 with 129 yards and a touchdown through two quarters, tossing a pretty pass to Juwan Johnson for the tying score with seconds left in the half.
Change the possession arrow
Late in the fray, Pittsburgh’s Levi Wallace channeled his inner receiver to snatch a tough interception from Dalton, sealing Pittsburgh’s win.
Despite parting ways with T.J. Hockenson, Detroit wasn’t devoid of playmakers at tight end. Brock Wright freed himself up in the red zone to haul in the Lions’ first score, putting them up 10-3 in the second quarter.
Playing the Fields
Fields can run, and Fields can throw. He showed off his big arm on a deep shot to Cole Kmet, and finished off the long pitch-and-catch to put the Bears ahead 24-10.
Smoothly and swiftly
Using the whole field
There are many times when Fields is the best athlete on the field. He showed why teams fear his rushing ability by breaking loose for a 61-yard touchdown on the ground. And we could’ve sworn we saw sparks under his feet as he flew past the pylon.
It’s day of firsts in the NFL, and another young player hopped into the end zone for his first career score Sunday. His name: Jalen Virgil, and you can bet he won’t forget this marvelous 61-yard house call soon.
Flickin’ the flea
The Titans drew up a little trickery to take the lead in the third, as Ryan Tannehill found Westbrook-Ikhine once again on a superb 63-yard hook-up.
What’s ‘GOAT’ in German?
The Bucs were looking energized in Munich, when Leonard Fournette barreled in for a 1-yard score to increase the lead to 14-0. His score capped an impressive 86-yard drive. That remained the score at halftime.
Seahawks picked off … who?
The Bucs tried a razzle-dazzle trick play, but Tariq Woolen intercepted Fournette’s pass to Brady. Yes, you read that right.
Brady der Mann
Brady continued to carve up the Seattle defense, throwing a 3-yard touchdown pass to Chris Godwin to put Tampa Bay up 21-3 early in the fourth quarter.
Showing some life
Late in the fourth, the Seahawks forced Brady into his first interception in 399 attempts, capitalizing on the takeaway with a 19-yard touchdown pass from Smith to Marquise Goodwin, on a fourth-down snap no less.
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