Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Vikings rebound after Cowboys beatdown with win over Patriots

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Minnesota Vikings laid an egg against the Dallas Cowboys. The Vikings were beaten down so much that CBS removed the national telecast from the TV to put the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers on TV.

The Vikings rebounded with a Thanksgiving Day win over the New England Patriots. Minnesota won 33-26 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson makes a reception against the New England Patriots
Justin Jefferson makes a reception against the New England Patriots (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)

The Vikings improved to 9-2 on the season. They are 5-1 at home this season.

Minnesota is now 7-2 overall on Thanksgiving. Three of their four wins came against the Detroit Lions.

The Vikings have won their last two Thanksgiving Day games. Minnesota also defeated the Lions 30-23 on November 23rd, 2017.

The Patriots are now 6-5 on the season. New England is now 3-3 on the road.

Like their road record, the Patriots are 3-3 on Thanksgiving. They had a 3-game win streak on the holiday before losing today.

Their last Thanksgiving Day loss came in a 34-9 loss to the Lions on November 23rd, 2000.

This was the Patriots’ first Thanksgiving Day game since the infamous “Butt Fumble” game in which the Patriots defeated the New York Jets on November 22nd, 2012.

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins went 30 of 37 for 299 yards. He had three touchdown passes and one interception.

Dalvin Cook had 22 carries for 42 yards. Justin Jefferson had nine receptions for 139 yards and a touchdown.

Patriots quarterback Mac Jones went 28 of 39 for 382 yards. He had two touchdown passes.

Rhamondre Stevenson had seven carries for 36 yards. DeVante Parker had four receptions for 80 yards.

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The Vikings outscored the Patriots in the second half. They scored 17 points compared to New England’s 10 points. Kene Nwangwu scored on a 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

Cousins also hit Adam Thielen for a 15-yard touchdown reception. Greg Joseph also made a 36-yard field goal.

All 10 of the Patriots’ second-half points came in the third quarter. Jones hit Hunter Henry for a 37-yard touchdown reception. Nick Folk also made a 25-yard field goal.

The game was tied at 16 at halftime. Cousins hit Jefferson for a six-yard touchdown reception. He also hit T.J. Hockenson for a one-yard touchdown reception. Joseph also made a 30-yard field goal.

Jones hit Nelson Agholor for a 34-yard touchdown reception. Folk also made three field goals.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 12 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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