Check out the highlights from the second half of the Minnesota Vikings Week 12 game against the Detroit Lions from Thanksgiving on November 23, 2017.
After a first half of play against the Detroit Lions in Week 12 that gave fans of the Minnesota Vikings plenty of highlights and a 10 point lead, attention shifted to the second half of the Thanksgiving matchup.
Minnesota got the ball to start the second half after Detroit won the coin toss at the beginning of the game and decided to receive the opening kickoff. And the Viking wanted to use that opportunity to make a statement.
Latavius Murry opened the half with a huge 46-yard run. Check out that play as shared on the official Vikings Twitter account:
That big run and other by Jerick Mckinnon helped to move the Vikings deep into Lions territory, and Minnesota wasn’t done pounding the football at Detroit just yet.
The first drive of the second half for Minnesota ended with Murray finding the endzone from 2 yards out to give Minnesota a 17 point lead after the Forbath extra point. Here is that play from the Vikings Twitter account:
That rushing touchdown gave Minnesota a 17 point lead in the 3rd quarter, but the Lions weren’t done trying to spoil Thanksgiving dinner for the Vikings. Detroit was able to creep back into the game, but a big defensive stand and takeaway made a huge difference in the outcome.
Xavier Rhodes had been struggling through much of the game to match up against the Lions, but on the 4th down play, Minnesota was able to tip the ball to himself for a big interception. Check out the video shared by the Vikings on Twitter:
Even though the second half didn’t have as many fun or explosive plays for the Minnesota Vikings as the first half, they were able to do what they needed to do and get the big win over the Detroit Lions on the road and move to 9-2 on the season.