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Oakland Raiders at Minnesota Vikings: Third quarter recap and fourth quarter discussion

The lead for the good guys is now three scores

Oakland Raiders v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images

Going into the fourth quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium, the Minnesota Vikings appear to have this one well in hand, as they lead the Oakland Raiders by a score of SCORE after three quarters of play.

There wasn’t a whole lot of action until about midway through the third quarter, when the Vikings put together another long scoring drive. This one went 92 yards in 10 plays (after Chad Beebe nearly gifted the Raiders great field position on a muffed punt), and was capped off by the first NFL touchdown for rookie Alexander Mattison, who scored on this great 10-yard run to make the score 28-7.

The Raiders put together a decent drive on their next possession, converting a 4th-and-1 in their territory to keep it alive. They attempted to convert another 4th-and-inches in Minnesota territory, but Linval Joseph denied Josh Jacobs and the Raiders turned it over on downs.

As we move to the fourth quarter of play, it looks like the Vikings are going to line up for a Dan Bailey 49-yard field goal attempt, as they’re looking at 4th-and-4 from the Oakland 31.

We’ve got fifteen minutes of play remaining at U.S. Bank Stadium, and the Minnesota Vikings have a 28-7 lead over the Oakland Raiders. Will the Vikings finish the job to move to 2-1 on the season?