Denver Broncos vs. Minnesota Vikings Recap
October 4, 2015
Peyton Manning had a mediocre game, but the Broncos still managed to improve to 4-0 with a win over the Vikings. Manning was limited to 213 passing yards and intercepted twice, but the Broncos pulled off the win by driving for Brandon McManus's 39-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter. Ronnie Hillman had 103 rushing yards and a touchdown on 11 carries for Denver, while Minnesota's Adrian Peterson ran for 81 yards and a touchdown. The Vikings erased deficits of 13-0 and 20-10 to tie the game before Denver's winning drive. The Broncos won despite converting only two third downs all afternoon.
Minnesota Vikings vs. San Diego Chargers Recap
September 27, 2015
On a day that the Vikings' passing offense produced just 121 yards, Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson ran for 126 yards and two touchdowns in a win over the Chargers. Peterson's 43-yard touchdown run provided a second-half highlight, then Chad Greenway's 91-yard interception return for a touchdown iced the game for the Vikings early in the fourth quarter. The Chargers had a 369-284 advantage in total yards but committed two turnovers, lost 74 yards in penalties, and took four sacks. The Chargers' Philip Rivers threw for 246 yards but drove the Chargers for only one touchdown and was pulled in the second half for backup Kellen Clemens.
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Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions Recap
September 20, 2015
Playing in his first Vikings home game since his year-long suspension in 2014, running back Adrian Peterson ran for 134 yards and caught a pair of passes for 58 more yards to lead the Vikings to a win over the Lions. Peterson committed two turnovers, but the overall performance was still positive as he was much more involved in the offense than he had been during Week 1. Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater had an efficient game in a run-focused offense, completing 14-of-18 passes for 153 yards and a touchdown. Minnesota's front seven had a strong game as they allowed Detroit to gain just 38 yards rushing. Forced to pass on almost every down, Detroit's Matthew Stafford threw for 286 yards and two touchdowns.