The Vikings got off to a shaky start in Sunday night’s game against the Broncos, with Minnesota’s quarterback Josh Dobbs fumbling on the opening drive. On third-and-1, tight end T.J. Hockenson pitched the ball to Dobbs who took it left, but was hit hard and lost possession, allowing Denver to take an early lead.
Despite this setback, the Vikings were able to claw back and take a 10-9 lead into halftime. Quarterback 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 added two more field goals, including a 52 yarder as time expired in the second quarter.
The Broncos struggled throughout the half, with no scoring drives and only five first downs. They were also struggling on third down, going 0-of-5. Russell Wilson was able to throw for 132 yards on 17 attempts, but Courtland Sutton was their only player with multiple catches, racking up two for 38 yards.
The Vikings have been focusing on running the ball this season, with Alexander Mattison taking ten carries for 50 yards and Ty Chandler adding thirty yards on six attempts. Despite some issues with snaps from center Garrett Bradbury and quarterback Josh Dobbs fumbling twice, the team has been able to recover from these setbacks without turning over possession.