Minnesota Vikings vs. Atlanta Falcons Recap
September 28, 2014
The Atlanta Falcons traveled north up to Minneapolis to face the Minnesota Vikings in week 4 of the NFL season. Vikings running back Matt Asiata opened up the scoring with a 3 yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Starting his first NFL game, Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater scored on a 13 yard touchdown run as Minnesota took a 21-14 lead in the second quarter. Falcons running back Antone Smith scored from 48 yards out as Atlanta took a 28-27 lead. Asiata answered back with his 3rd rushing touchdown of the day to put Minnesota up for good 35-28. Blair Walsh added 2 field goals in the 4th to finish the scoring. Asiata finished the game with 78 yards on 20 carries and 3 touchdowns. Bridgewater had 317 yards passing and a rushing touchdown but had to leave the game in the 4th quarter after spraining his left ankle. Matt Ryan led the falcons with 298 yards passing and 3 touchdowns but also had 2 interceptions.
New Orleans Saints vs. Minnesota Vikings Recap
September 21, 2014
The Saints faced off against the Vikings on Sunday at the Superdome in New Orleans. Drew Brees was looking to give the Saints their first win of the year after starting the year 0-2, while the Vikings were coming into the game 1-1. The saints jumped out to an early 13-0 by the end of the first quarter, and Drew Brees went 27-35 with 293 yards and 2 touchdowns. Viking's quarterback Matt Cassel was injured in the second quarter, which allowed rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to make his NFL debut. He went 12-20 and led 2 scoring drives that ended with a pair of field goals.
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Minnesota Vikings vs. New England Patriots Recap
September 14, 2014
Early in the 1st quarter, Matt Cassel connected with Matt Asiata with a 25 yard pass to score the first touchdown of the game, leaving the Vikings up 7-0. The Patriots offense struggled to score but the defense came up big with four interceptions, one from Devin McCourty who intercepted a deep pass from Cassel near the 40 yard line and ran it all the way in for the touchdown. In the 2nd quarter, the Vikings attempted to kick a field goal but it was blocked by Cha Jones who caught it on a lucky bounce and ran it all the way in for a touchdown.