On Sunday night, the Vikings started their game against the Broncos with a turnover, but managed to come back and take a 10-9 lead into halftime. Josh Dobbs threw a 3-yard touchdown to tight end Josh Oliver, while Greg Joseph hit a 34-yard field goal for Minnesota’s 10 points. Wil Lutz added two more field goals, one from 31 yards and another from 52 yards as time expired in the second quarter.
The Vikings’ efforts to run the ball paid off, with Alexander Mattison taking 10 carries for 50 yards and Ty Chandler adding 30 yards on six attempts. Dobbs was also successful in passing, completing 11 of his 13 attempts for a total of 126 yards and a touchdown. However, there were some issues with snaps between Dobbs and center Garrett Bradbury, with Dobbs fumbling two of them. Despite these challenges, he was able to recover both to prevent turnovers.
On the other hand, the Broncos struggled throughout the first half but were able to put together two scoring drives in the second quarter. They are currently struggling with third down conversions, going without any successes on five tries so far. They have also only gained five first downs and have just 16 rushing yards at this point in the game. Russell Wilson is currently leading their offense with two catches for a total of 38 yards. Denver will receive possession of the ball during kickoff in the second half.