The Vikings started the second quarter with the football and Josh Dobbs was immediately sacked by former Viking Janarius Robinson for a big loss. Dobbs was sacked by Maxx Crosby two plays later and the Vikings punted it away again. The Raiders then went three-and-out thanks to a sack by D.J. Wonnum to give the Vikings the ball back at their own 20.
Justin Jefferson finally got his first catch in his return on the next drive, a 12-yarder that gave the Vikings a first down to start their possession. Then, Jefferson got injured again, courtesy of a hit by Marcus Epps on a high throw from Dobbs and was deemed as questionable to return. The drive ended with Greg Joseph missing a 49-yard field goal to keep the game scoreless.
The Raiders went three-and-out following the field goal miss and gave the Vikings the ball back at their own 10-yard line. Minnesota moved the ball into Raiders’ territory thanks, in large part, to Alexander Mattison, but then Dobbs was sacked by Maxx Crosby again to stall the drive.
Offensive tackle Brian O’Neill was injured on that last drive as well, and it didn’t look good.
The Raiders did nothing with the ball after they got it back from the Vikings, and that’s why we’re heading to the locker room with no score.
The Vikings will get the ball first to start the second half. Will they do anything to break this scoreless tie? Come on in and join us for the third quarter so we can find out together!