Vikings Too Much for Raiders in 34-14 Victory at Home


Minnesota Vikings (RB) #33 Davin Cook scored one touchdown against the Oakland Raiders./Jamie Thompson/T.G.Sportstv1/

9/22/19 MINNESOTA - The Minnesota Vikings led by their quarterback Kirk Cousin beat the visiting Oakland Raiders 34-14, and racked up 382-yards of total offense. Cousins completed 15 of his 21 passes for 174-yards and 1 touchdown.

The Vikings struck first in the first quarter, after Cousins connected with Adam Thielen on a 35-yard touchdown catch to take a 7-0 lead. Minnesota scored twice in the second quarter, Dalvin Cook 1-yard touchdown run and Thielen 1-yard touchdown run made the score 21-0.

The Raiders also scored in the second quarter, when J.J. Nelson caught a 29-yard touchdown from his quarterback Derek Carr, now trail the Vikings 21-7. In the third quarter, the Vikings added another score to their total, on a 10-yard touchdown run by Alexander Mattison, increasing their lead to 28-7.

The Vikings defense held Oakland Raiders (RB) #28 Josh Jacobs to 44-yards rushing./Jamie Thompson/T.G.Sportstv1/

In the fourth quarter, Minnesota field goal kicker Dan Bailey kicked two field goals, one from 50-yards out, and the other from 24-yards giving the Vikings a 34-7 lead. Oakland would score their last touchdown of the game after Tyrell Williams caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from Carr as the Raiders fell to (1-2) on the season.

Josh Jacobs, the rookie running back from Alabama, rushed for 44-yards on 10 carries. Derek Carr had a solid night, completing 27 of his 34 pass attempts for 242-yards 2 touchdowns, and one interception.

The Oakland Raiders will travel next week to take on the Indianapolis Colts. For more photos from this game, the gallery is below this post. All photos from this game are by Jamie Thompson/T.G.Sportstv1.

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