2007 at New York Giants, Week 12. Vikings win 41-17.
- Date: November 25th, 2007
- Point Spread: Giants -7.5
This game was flat-out bizarre. Why? Well, it was Adrian Peterson‘s rookie season, but he did not play. He was injured two weeks prior in an utterly embarrassing loss to the Green Bay Packers. It’s the primary reason the Vikings were underdogs in this game in the first place.
Next, they tallied 251 offensive yards, but put forty-one points on the board and won by twenty-four. This oddity was thanks to three interceptions returned for touchdowns off quarterback Eli Manning. Safeties Dwight Smith and Darren Sharper took one apiece back for scores. Rookie linebacker Chad Greenway got in on the fun and returned an interception for a touchdown, and that would be the first of the two times he scored in his ten-year career.
Second-year signal-caller Tarvaris Jackson only had to throw the ball twelve times resulting in 129 passing yards and one touchdown. Running back Chester Taylor added to a touchdown to go along with seventy-seven rushing yards.
The Vikings would finish the season 8-8 and miss the playoffs. The Giants won the Super Bowl two months later in a rather infamous game.