On Sunday night, Minnesota and Denver faced off in a tight game at halftime. The Vikings began the game with a turnover when quarterback Josh Dobbs fumbled on their opening drive. Tight end T.J. Hockenson pitched the football to Dobbs, who took the carry to his left, but was hit hard and lost the ball, giving Denver an early lead.
Despite this setback, Minnesota came back to take a 10-9 lead over Denver into halftime. Josh Dobbs threw a 3-yard touchdown to tight end Josh Oliver and Greg Joseph hit a 34-yard field goal for Minnesota’s points. Wil Lutz also contributed two 31-yard field goals and then a 52 yarder as time expired in the second quarter.
The Vikings have made a concerted effort to run the ball, with Alexander Mattison taking 10 carries for 50 yards and Ty Chandler having 30 yards on six carries. However, Dobbs is only 11-of-13 for 126 yards with a touchdown, and has had problems with snaps, fumbling two of them. But he was able to recover both to prevent turnovers.
On the other hand, Denver didn’t get much going throughout the half, putting together only two scoring drives in the second quarter. They are currently 0-of-5 on third down, have five first downs and just have 16 rushing yards. Russell Wilson is only 13-of-17 for 132 yards and Courtland Sutton leads with two catches for 38 yards