Thursday, May 23, 2024

Sunday Night Football Simulation: New York Giants win over Vikings

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The New York Giants (6-8) and the Minnesota Vikings (9-5) will face each other tonight. They’ll kick off around 8:25 pm on NBC on Sunday Night Football.

The Giants will be without their top star Odell Beckham Jr., who is serving his one-game suspension for what happened last week against the Carolina Panthers. They’re also playing out their season as there’s no hope of them making the playoffs after the Washington Redskins won the NFC East last night.

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning talks to offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo during a game against the Carolina Panthers
Eli Manning talks to offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo during a game against the Carolina Panthers (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The Giants will defeat the Vikings, 23-20. This is according to our simulation.

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If this does happen, the Vikings would drop to 9-6. They’ll still be behind the Green Bay Packers, who will drop to 10-5 after losing to the Arizona Cardinals.

New York had the ball for 33 minutes and 34 seconds. Minnesota had it for 26 minutes and 26 seconds.

The Giants outgained the Vikings 335 to 334.

Vikings’ Teddy Bridgewater went 15-of-24 for 233 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Giants’ Eli Manning went 26-of-34 for 288 yards and two touchdowns.

Rashad Jennings led the Giants with 25 rushing yards. Shane Vereen had 23 yards, Andre Williams added 12 yards and Orleans Darkwa had three yards. Nikita Whitlock had a yard.

Reuben Randle led the receiving corps with 85 yards and a touchdown. Dwayne Harris added 75-yards and a touchdown while Hakeem Nicks added 40-yards. Myles White added 35 yards and Will Tye had 27 yards. Jennings had 13 yards while Williams and Vereen also had 13 yards combined.

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Adrian Peterson had 62 rushing yards for the Vikings. Jerick McKinnon had 35 yards with Bridgewater adding three yards. Matt Asiata had a yard.

Charles Johnson had 62 receiving yards while Stefon Diggs added 52 yards and Mike Wallace had 50 yards and two touchdowns. Jarius Wright had 39 yards and Kyle Rudolph had 24 yards. Peterson had six yards.

Trumaine McBride and Brandon Meriweather had an interception each for the Giants’ defense. Uani Unga, Trevin Wade, Mark Herzlich, J. T. Thomas III, and Prince Amukamara had three tackles each.

The Vikings defense had three sacks on Manning. Brian Robison, Everson Griffen, and Shamar Stephen had a sack each. Danielle Hunter led the team with five tackles, while Griffen and Captain Munnerlyn had four tackles each. Stephen and Justin Trattou added three more tackles each.

Wallace caught a 36-yard touchdown reception to tie the game at 20 each with 3:11 left in the game. But Giants kicker Josh Brown made a 30-yard field goal with two seconds left for the 23-20 lead and eventual game-winner.

In the third quarter, the Vikings cut the lead to 20-13. Wallace caught a 9-yard touchdown reception minutes into the quarter to make it 13-10.

Randle had a 12-yard touchdown reception to make it 20-10. Then Walsh made a 34-yard field goal with 34 seconds left in the quarter.

The Giants jumped out to an early 13-0 lead. Harris caught a seven-yard touchdown reception for an early 7-0 lead in the first quarter.

Then, in the second quarter, Brown made two field goals. He first made a 27-yard field goal to make it 10-0. Then he made a 52-yard field goal to make it 13-0.

The Vikings got on the board when Blair Walsh made a 37-yard field goal as time expired in the first half to make it 13-3.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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