The Minnesota Vikings scored 10 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to defeat the New England Patriots on Thanksgiving.
The Minnesota Vikings have had a short week to try to get back in the winning column after suffering a devastating 40-3 loss to the Dallas Cowboys last Sunday. On Thanksgiving Day, they hosted the New England Patriots who defeated the New York Jets 10-3 via the winning kick return.
Minnesota scored 10 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to secure a 33-26 victory over New England to improve its record to 9-2. Trailing 26-23, the Vikings responded with a 36-yard field goal by Greg Joseph and a 15-yard touchdown reception from Kirk Cousins to Adam Thielen to take the lead with over nine minutes remaining.
Here are some of the best tweets and memes after the Vikings’ big primetime win.
Vikings beat the Patriots in prime time on Thanksgiving: The best memes, tweets
After the Vikings took a 16-13 lead in the second quarter on a one-yard TJ Hockenson reception, the Patriots were able to tie things up with a 23-yard field goal by Nick Folk. Receiving the second half kickoff, New England took a 23-16 lead on a 37-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Mack Jones to Hunter Henry.
Minnesota answered on its next kickoff, as Ken Nwango returned it 97 yards to tie things up again.
After a 25-yard field goal made by Faulk put the Patriots ahead, the Vikings were able to rebound with the aforementioned ten points scored.
There was history at Thanksgiving as Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson recorded the most receiving years in three seasons, surpassing franchise legend Randy Moss and free agent receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
Kirk Cousins’ “Primetime” actually gave a solid show, damn memes. The starting quarterback completed 30 of 37 pass attempts for 299 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception.
Meanwhile, Jones had a fine showing for the Patriots, throwing for 382 yards and two touchdowns while completing 28 of 39 attempts.
The Vikings now have two more days to rest before preparing for their Week 13 game against the New York Jets. The Patriots will play Thursday night for the second week in a row when they play the rival Buffalo Bills.