The Vikings won the toss and, as they usually do, deferred to the second half, giving Lamar Jackson and company the football first. The Ravens went for it on a 4th-and-2 from just past midfield, and it appeared that the Vikings had forced Jackson to fumble with the Vikings recovering, but D.J. Wonnum was called for a horse-collar tackle that absolutely was not a horse-collar tackle
Vikings fumble recovery negated by a horse collar penalty against DJ Wonnum...Mike Zimmer was not pleased pic.twitter.com/MPATyNZQVG— Will Ragatz (@WillRagatz) November 7, 2021
The Ravens managed to turn the drive into a field goal, with Justin Tucker connecting from 37 yards out to give the home team an early 3-0 lead.
The Vikings answered in a big way on the next drive, as Kirk Cousins dropped back to pass on 3rd-and-7 from midfield and hit a WIDE open Justin Jefferson for a 50-yard touchdown! Greg Joseph hit the extra point, and just like that it was 7-3, Vikings.
Baltimore punted it away from the Minnesota 40-yard line on their next possession and pinned the Vikings down at their own 6. Dalvin Cook erased that with a big 66-yard run on a 3rd-and-1 to put the Vikings into Ravens’ territory.
As we move to the second quarter of play, the Vikings are looking at a 2nd-and-goal from the Baltimore 5-yard line.
We’re through the first quarter in Baltimore, and the Vikings lead the Ravens by a score of 7-3 and they’re looking for more. Come join us for the second quarter of play!