Flashback Friday: Vikings Make Comeback Against Broncos in 2019 + Prediction

Nov 17, 2019; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive lineman Jaleel Johnson (94) sacks Denver Broncos quarterback Brandon Allen (2) during the fourth quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ben Ludeman-USA TODAY Sports

The 6-4 Minnesota Vikings and 4-5 Denver Broncos will face off Sunday night.

Minnesota is red hot, riding on a five-game winning streak. Denver is also playing well and is on a three-game winning streak.

Flashback Friday: Vikings Make Comeback Against Broncos in 2019 + Prediction

The last time these two teams faced each other came in 2019 at U.S. Bank Stadium. It was a very memorable one.

Make Comeback
Nov 17, 2019; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Denver Broncos tight end Noah Fant (87) is unable to catch a pass against Minnesota Vikings defensive back Jayron Kearse (27) at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ben Ludeman-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota trailed 20-0 at halftime before pulling off a 27-23 victory.

Kirk Cousins went 29/35 for 319 yards and three touchdowns. Stefon Diggs caught five passes for 121 yards and a touchdown. Kyle Rudolph caught five passes for 67 yards and a touchdown. On defense, Andrew Sendejo recorded a team-high seven tackles and an interception. Jaleel Johnson recorded a sack and two tackles for loss.

Brandon Allen went 17/39 for Denver for 240 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Phillip Lindsay rushed for 67 yards on 16 carries. Courtland Sutton caught five passes for 113 yards. Tim Patrick caught four passes for 77 yards.

Kyle Rudolph Chooses the NFC's Super Bowl Frontrunner
Nov 17, 2019; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) looks on before the start of a game against the Denver Broncos at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Berding-USA TODAY Sports.

“We can’t count ourselves out. We had 30 minutes of football. Was it going to take perfect football? Most likely,” tight end¬†Kyle Rudolph¬†said. “But all we can go out there and do is worry about the first drive and getting points, and see what happens.”

With the win, Minnesota improved to 8-3 on the season and finished at 10-6. They advanced to the second round of the playoffs.

Minnesota leads the all-time series, 8-7.

After Cousins went down, it looked like the season was very possibly headed for disaster, but Joshua Dobbs’ play has given fans plenty of hope, and the team is on a two-game winning streak.

This is another very winnable game for Minnesota. Can this defense continue to play well? Can Dobbs continue to play well? The game looks tougher now with how Denver looks, but it is still winnable.

Silly Narrative Laughable
Nov 12, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell celebrates with quarterback Joshua Dobbs (15) after a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints in the second quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports.

That will be very interesting to find out. Russell Wilson has had some very good games against Minnesota throughout his career. He is no longer the same player but still plays well.

Even if this is a loss, they still have plenty of winnable games coming up. Of course, every win is big in this league, especially in a playoff race.

Prediction: Vikings win 27-17


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