Jacksonville started the second half by putting the kickoff well out of bounds and gave the Vikings great field position at their own 40. Unfortunately, it didn’t matter, as Kirk Cousins’ first throw of the second half was a pick-six by Jaguars’ linebacker Joe Schobert, who took it 43 yards for a score. Chase McLaughlin hit the extra point and the Jaguars suddenly extended their lead to 16-6.
The Vikings got it back on their next possession, however, as Cousins shook off the interception and got the Vikings into the end zone, courtesy of a 12-yard pass to C.J. Ham to get the Vikings back to within three at 16-13 after the Dan Bailey extra point.
After forcing a Jaguars punt, the Vikings went on an 8-play, 90-yard drive to take their first lead of the day. The drive ended with a 20-yard pass from Cousins to Justin Jefferson for the score, a catch that gave the rookie over 1,000 yards receiving on the season. Unfortunately, Dan Bailey missed another extra point, but the Vikings still had the lead at 19-16.
The Vikings generated their second turnover of the day on the next possession, as Jordan Brailford hit Mike Glennon and caused him to fumble, falling on the ball himself at the Jacksonville 34-yard line.
As we move to the fourth quarter, the Vikings are right on the doorstep, as they have a first-and-goal from inside the Jacksonville 1-yard line coming up.
The Vikings finally have the lead in this one as we move to the fourth quarter of play, as they’re up on the Jaguars by a score of 19-16 and appear to be ready to add more. Can the purple get back to .500? Come join us and find out!