There’s just one quarter remaining in this one, and the Vikings trail by a score of 25-24 at U.S. Bank Stadium.
The Vikings got the ball coming out of the locker room, and on the first play of the drive Kirk Cousins completed a pass to Johnathan Joseph. The issue with this is that Joseph plays for the Titans. The return went for a touchdown, but the Titans were penalized for an illegal block on Jadeveon Clowney to take the points off the board. Thanks to a strip sack of Ryan Tannehill by Yannick Ngakoue, the Titans were forced to punt it away and got no points out of the turnover.
Minnesota got into field goal range on their next possession, but Dan Bailey saw his consecutive field goal streak end at 22, as he missed wide right from 49 yards out to keep the score at 17-9.
The Titans got a field goal of their own on the ensuing possession, as Stephen Gostkowski connected for the fourth time today, this one a 51-yarder to make the score 17-12.
And then, Justin Jefferson happened.
That was a 71-yard strike from Cousins to Jefferson for his first career NFL touchdown, and Bailey added the extra point to make it 24-12 midway through the third quarter.
Tennessee answered on the next season with their big weapon, Derrick Henry. He crashed over from inside the 1-yard line, and Gostkowski’s extra point made it 24-19 late in the quarter.
After a three-and-out, the Titans immediately went to work with Ryan Tannehill finding Kalif Raymond for a 62-yard pass that put the Titans at the Minnesota 5-yard line. Two plays later, Henry was in the end zone again, and just like that the Vikings found themselves on the wrong end of the scoreboard. The Titans went for two and did not get it, but they took the lead back at 25-24.
As we move to the fourth quarter of play, the Vikings are looking at a 2nd-and-9 from their own 39-yard line.
The Vikings have led for most of this one and now find themselves down by a point as we move to the final fifteen minutes. Can they come back and get their first win of the year?