The Jets-Vikings score took several twists and turns. Of course, the Jets-Vikings score and game had to be a rollercoaster, since the buildup for the game had been completely insane. Even if Brett Favre didn’t become the center of a sexting scandal, the matchup was still heavily hyped for many reasons. Randy Moss, Darrelle Revis and Santonio Holmes were all coming back, while the Vikings were looking to save their season and the Jets looked to stay hot. Ultimately, the match let New York stay hot in the rain, although the 29-20 win got difficult late.
The game got off to a typically crazy start, since it was delayed for over a half hour due to lightning. It was the second straight Monday night game in New York to be delayed by lightning – and like the Jets-Ravens clash weeks ago, this one had little offense at the start.
The Jets-Vikings score barely moved early, as Minnesota’s offense could not get going. As for New York, their offense struggled on Monday night again, although this time they had the lead. The Jets used four Nick Folk field goals to go up 12-0 in the third quarter, while Brett Favre seemed lost against the New York defense.
But all of a sudden, Favre and Randy Moss finally connected for a touchdown, which was Favre’s 500th TD pass. After the Jets got another field goal, Favre connected again with Percy Harvin, although a missed two point conversion kept the Vikings down 15-13.
At that point, New York finally decided to get a touchdown, as Shonn Greene rushed for what looked to be a clinching score. Yet the game wasn’t done yet, as Favre got another touchdown pass, and New York badly messed up their subsequent drive.
Minnesota got the ball back, down 22-20, and with just under two minutes for Favre to get another miraculous win. Yet it was not to be this time, as Dwight Lowery returned a third down pass for the clinching touchdown. The score finally froze at 29-20 New York, after both teams barely got anything for the first 40+ minutes.
For all the hype over Moss’ return to Minnesota, it didn’t spark the offense until it was too late. After the Jets were powered by offense in their last three wins, this looked like a more typical New York game, as the defense bailed them out early on. They couldn’t blow the Vikings out, despite some opportunities, and nearly paid dearly for it.
Still, the Jets’ win kept New York among the AFC leaders, and kept Minnesota in turmoil. With the Favre scandal, a 1-3 start, and a date with the equally desperate Cowboys next week, the hard times may have just started for the Vikings.
Yahoo Sports- “Jets overcome Favre’s milestones for 29-20 win”
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