The Minnesota Vikings prevailed over the New York Jets in overtime with a 30-24 victory on a long bomb by quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.
The Minnesota Vikings are virtually guaranteed to miss the playoffs, but they showed their fans that they are a promising team as they improved to 6-7 with a 30-24 overtime win against the New York Jets, who fell to 2-11.
The game stayed close from start to finish, and Jets kicker Nick Folk drilled a 44-yard field goal with 23 seconds left in the fourth quarter.
After the Jets were forced to punt after their first overtime drive, Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater threw an 87-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Jarius Wright to seal the win.
Bridgewater finished with 309 passing yards with two touchdowns and an interception on 19-of-27 passing, and he continued to prove that he is the future in Minnesota.
The running game had to adjust life without rookie Jerick McKinnon, who was placed on injured reserve with a lower back injury. Matt Asiata was held to 54 yards on 19 carries, but Wright and wide receiver Charles Johnson each surpassed 100 receiving yards with touchdown catches.
The Vikings have a big test ahead of them as they will face the Detroit Lions on the road next, and the Jets will face the Tennessee Titans on the road.