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Halftime: Vikings 31 – Bills 7

Posted by cjsiewert on December 5, 2010 – 1:48 pm

Man, this is tough to keep up with these scoring updates! Here’s a review of the 2nd quarter – another action-packed quarter for the Vikings…

After Adrian Peterson’s 2-yard TD to open the 2nd quarter – giving the Vikings a 14-7 lead – the Vikings defense held the Bills to a 3-and-out. Vikings PR Greg Camarillo returned the punt at the MIN 40 and 5 plays later, Peterson rammed his way into the endzone for his 2nd TD of the game, giving the Vikings a 21-7 lead. Tarvaris Jackson was perfect on the series, completing 2 of 2 passes for 27 yards with a 13-yard rush on a scramble.

Following Peterson’s 2nd TD, Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick’s pass intended for Stevie Johnson on a 3rd and 11 attempt was picked off by Vikings CB Antoine Winfield. The 12-year veteran returned the INT 41 yards down to the Bills 5. After a stuffed run by RB Toby Gerhart on 1st down, Jackson found Sidney Rice in the right corner of the endzone with #18 making a diving catch for the TD.

The Vikings defense held the Bills to another 3-and-out on the ensuing series, giving the ball back to Jackson and Co. at the MIN 18 following a 55-yard Brian Moorman punt.

With 5:08 remaining in the half, Jackson led the Vikings to the tune of a 12-play, 62-yard scoring drive that ended on a 38-yard FG by K Ryan Longwell as time expired. The FG gave the Vikings a 31-7 lead at halftime and the Bills will receive the 2nd half kickoff.

The Vikings defense has continued its stout performance, allowing a dismal 41 total yards – 9 passing and 32 rushing. For the Vikings offense, Jackson has completed 12 of 17 passes for 170 yards, 2 TDs and an INT. Peterson has 12 carries for 48 yards and 2 TDs and Rice leads all receivers with 4 receptions for 96 yards and 2 TDs with a long of 46.

Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe has 2 receptions for 17 yards, surpassing Stu Voigt’s 1,919 career receiving yards as a Vikings TE. Shiancoe now has 1,921 career receiving yards in purple.

With his 2 TD performance through the 1st half, Peterson has moved into 6th place in NFL history for the most rushing TDs in the first 4 NFL seasons. Peterson now has 50 career rushing TDs, passing Jim Brown and Maurice Jones-Drew, who both had 49 in their first 4 years.

On another historical note, Longwell tied George Blanda for 15th place in career FGs made with 335.


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8 Responses to “Halftime: Vikings 31 – Bills 7”

  1. By Frederick Jones on Dec 5, 2010 | Reply

    All ya need is positive fans! All ya need is positive fans!! All ya need is positive fans, fan, positive fans is all ya need!!!

  2. By PurpleParody on Dec 5, 2010 | Reply

    I wouldn’t mind much if we decided to stop the turnovers…

  3. By PurpleParody on Dec 5, 2010 | Reply

    That was a horrible ruling too – Sidney clearly touched the defender on the way down – I could tell that on the initial play before seeing replays.

  4. By PurpleParody on Dec 5, 2010 | Reply

    Of course if the turnovers are going to continue, we might as well we continue to get our fair share of them! ;)

  5. By PurpleParody on Dec 5, 2010 | Reply

    Adrian who? We were preparing for Gerhart today, somebody told us that #28 was injured last week!

  6. By Frederick Jones on Dec 5, 2010 | Reply

    Yo! Adrian!!!

  7. By Stephanie on Dec 5, 2010 | Reply

    HEY VIKING FANS, PLEASE SUPPORT A NEW STADIUM, THEN WE CAN HAVE MANY MORE YEARS OF THE VIKINGS, THE VIKINGS BELONG IN MINNESOTA, THIS MAY NOT BE THE YEAR FOR THEM, BUT THEY WILL CONTINUE TO GIVE US VIKING FANS ALL THIS EXCITEMENT! THERE IS ONLY ONE MINNESOTA VIIKINGS! PLEASE FANS!!!!!!!!

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