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Minnesota Vikings at Baltimore Ravens: First quarter recap and second quarter discussion

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Minnesota Vikings v Baltimore Ravens Photo by Todd Olszewski/Getty Images

It’s the end of the first quarter at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, and the Minnesota Vikings lead the Baltimore Ravens by a score of 7-3 and they’re on the doorstep looking to get more.

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

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!