NFL

The Minnesota Vikings Narrowly Defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 27-24

The Minnesota Vikings showed up Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020 in US Bank Stadium in Minnesota and narrowly defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars by a tantalizing 27-24 victory. The Vikings deployed a rushing game that produced 145 yards and zero rushing touchdowns, to go along with a total team offensive output of 420 yards. Quarterback Kirk Cousins contributed with 305 yards and three touchdowns for the game.

Cousins ended the game with 305 yards passing, to go along with three touchdowns, one interception, and completing 28 of 43 passes. This performance led to a 99.50 passer rating for Cousins.

Ameer Abdullah and Dalvin Cook led the rushing game for the Vikings. Abdullah rushed for 11 yards from carrying the football two times. Abdullah was helped by Cook who carried the football 32 times for a total of 120 yards. In the passing game, Cousins was most successful throwing the ball to Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson. Thielen caught eight passes for a total of 75 yards, while Jefferson contributed with 121 yards from nine passes.

The Vikings’ defense contributed to the win with two sacks, two forced fumbles, two tackles for loss, and scored zero defensive touchdowns.

Compared to Cousins of the Vikings, Mike Glennon of the Jaguars threw for 280 yards with one touchdown, and two interceptions, completing 28 of 42 passes, for a 73.50 passer rating.

The Jaguars’ rushing game was led by James Robinson and Dare Ogunbowale. For the game, Robinson carried the ball 18 times, rushed for 78 yards, and one touchdown. Ogunbowale supplemented and carried the ball a total of two times for a total of seven yards. Meanwhile D.J. Chark Jr. and Collin Johnson were the top 2 aerial passing targets for the Jaguars. Chark Jr. caught two passes from Glennon for a total of 41 yards, while Johnson contributed with 66 yards from four passes.

In a losing effort, the Jaguars defense contributed with four sacks , one forced fumble, one tackle for loss, and one defensive touchdown for the game.

The Vikings walked away from the game with an improved seasonal record of 6-6. The Jaguars on the other hand, dropped to 1-11 for the season.