The Vikings faced a tough start on Sunday night as they fumbled on their opening drive, giving Denver an early 7-0 lead. However, Minnesota was able to come back and take a 10-9 halftime advantage. Dobbs scored a 3-yard touchdown to tight end Josh Oliver, while Greg Joseph hit a 34-yard field goal for Minnesota’s points. Wil Lutz also contributed with two 31-yard field goals and a 52-yarder as time expired in the second quarter.
Despite the setback, the Vikings continued to push forward with their efforts to run the ball. Alexander Mattison took 10 carries for 50 yards and Ty Chandler had 30 yards on six attempts. Dobbs was also successful in passing, going 11-of-13 for 126 yards with a touchdown. However, he did fumble twice during the game which caused some concerns about his reliability as a starter.
On the other hand, Denver struggled to gain ground throughout the first half. They were unable to convert any of their third downs and had just five first downs with only 16 rushing yards. Russell Wilson threw for 132 yards on 17 attempts but only completed five passes. Courtland Sutton was their top performer with two catches for an impressive total of 38 yards.
As they head into the second half, it remains to be seen how both teams will fare in terms of performance and execution. But one thing is clear – this game has already been full of twists and turns, and there’s still much more to come!