Flashback: Peterson leads Vikings to win over Raiders in 2015

(Photo by Rich Gabrielson/Icon Sportswire/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Adrian Peterson
(Photo by Rich Gabrielson/Icon Sportswire/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Adrian Peterson /

Back in 2015, Teddy Bridgewater and Adrian Peterson led the Minnesota Vikings to a commanding win over the Oakland Raiders.

The Minnesota Vikings are returning to U.S. Bank Stadium this week to face the Oakland Raiders After two games this season, the Vikings and Raiders are both sitting with a 1-1 record.

Minnesota is looking to get back in the win column after a tough loss last week to the rival Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Oakland also lost last week in a home matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Since the first time the Vikings took on the Raiders in 1973, Oakland leads the all-time series 10-5. The last time these two teams met was in 2015 on the Raiders’ home field.

The Vikings were able to come out with a 30-14 win over Oakland in 2015 and Minnesota improved their record to 7-2 on the season. The Vikings went on to finish 11-5 and won the division for the first time since 2009.

Minnesota quarterback Teddy Bridgewater completed 14 of 22 passes for 140 yards and a touchdown. Vikings running back Adrian Peterson rushed for 203 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries.

Cordarrelle Patterson also returned a kick for a 93-yard touchdown. Everson Griffen and Danielle Hunter each recorded a sack and Terence Newman had two interceptions. Chad Greenway and Captain Munnerlyn each recorded a team-high eight tackles.

For the Raiders, Derek Carr completed 29 of his 43 pass attempts for 302 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. Amari Cooper had five receptions for 79 yards and Mario Edwards Jr. recorded a sack and had a game-high 11 tackles.

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The Vikings have a tough schedule once again this season. But Oakland is not a very good team and Minnesota needs to defend their home field. The Vikings need to win Sunday’s game and they have a great shot to do so.

Prediction: Vikings win 27-13