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Minnesota still can’t find the end zone in the third quarter

During the first half of Sunday’s win over the Bears, the Vikings did just about everything right, especially on the offensive side of the ball.

Kirk Cousins was on fire during the game’s first two quarters and Minnesota found the end zone on each of their first three offensive drives of the day. With an 18-point lead, it seemed like the Vikings were going to cruise to an easy victory over Chicago.

But then Minnesota did what they’ve done during each of their previous four games and stumbled in the third quarter. The Vikings had two offensive drives in the third quarter and neither of them resulted in points. The first drive finished with a blocked field goal and the other ended with an interception.

Minnesota didn’t score a single point in the quarter and it was the third time in their last four games that this happened. In fact, the Vikings have only scored a total of six points in the third quarter this season, and these points were the result of two made field goals.

For whatever reason, Minnesota hasn’t been able to score a touchdown in the third quarter yet this year. This is something that the Vikings need to try and fix because had they scored a touchdown or two during the third quarters of their last few games, they probably wouldn’t have needed Cousins to execute a game-winning drive at the end of each contest.