To start their Week 10 contest at the O.co Coliseum, the Oakland Raiders won the toss and deferred to the second half, meaning that the Minnesota Vikings got the football first. Sebastian Janikowski blasted the ball for a touchback, and the Vikings started out at their own 20-yard line. The Vikings got a big play when Teddy Bridgewater attempted to go deep to Stefon Diggs and drew a pass interference penalty that covered 35 yards and put the Vikings into Oakland territory at the 33-yard line. Then there was a Cordarrelle Patterson sighting on a 6-yard run, and Adam Thielen took one 14 yards to the Oakland 13. Two plays later, the Vikings got into the end zone, as Bridgewater found Rhett Ellison from 11 yards out for a touchdown. Blair Walsh tacked on the extra point, and just like that it was 7-0 in favor of the Vikings.
Oakland started their first drive on their own 15-yard line after a holding penalty on the return. The Vikings forced a three-and-out, and the Raiders brought on Marquette King to punt the ball away. The punt was fairly short, and the Vikings got good field position as the ball went out of bounds at the Minnesota 40-yard line. Minnesota got themselves into Oakland territory on a pass from Bridgewater to Matt Asiata, and pushed to the Oakland 34-yard line. Unfortunately, Bridgewater was sacked to take the Vikings out of field goal range, and they had to call on Jeff Locke to punt it away. Locke's punt was a touchback, netting the Vikings only 20 yards of field position and giving the Raiders the ball on their own 20.
After the Raiders converted for a first down, Derek Carr was intercepted by the venerable Terence Newman! The 37-year old corner stepped in front of Amari Cooper and gave the Vikings the ball at the Oakland 39-yard line. The Vikings quickly went to work, as Teddy Bridgewater hit Mike Wallace for a 22-yard gain to the Oakland 19, and then Adrian Peterson blasted down to the Oakland 2-yard line on the next play for a 17-yard gain. On second-and-goal, Kyle Rudolph dropped the easiest touchdown pass he might ever have. . .seriously, it was an awful drop. . .and Bridgewater threw it away on third down. Minnesota brought on Walsh for a field goal, and he put it through from 20 yards out to extend the lead to 10-0.
The next kickoff from Walsh was short, and Taiwan Jones was able to return it all the way to the Oakland 40-yard line. But, Oakland couldn't do anything with it, and the Vikings forced another three-and-out from the Raiders' offense. As we move to the second quarter of play, the Raiders are looking at a 4th-and-5 from their own 45-yard line, and will presumably punt it away when play resumes.
After one quarter of play in Oakland, the Minnesota Vikings lead the Oakland Raiders by a score of 10-0. Let's see how this game progresses, shall we?