Double doink: Vikings leave London with 28-25 win after Will Lutz missed FG
MINNEAPOLIS- The Minnesota Vikings are nothing if not amusing, and they ’ll head home from London 3-1 after a 28-25 palm over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday at Tottenham Hotspur
Greg Joseph’s fifth field goal of the day, from 47 yards out, gave the Vikings the lead with 24 seconds to play. Will Lutz tried to shoot it to overtime with a pass from 61 yards
out. After converting from a career-long 60 yards twinkles before that, Lutz’s pass jangled off the left upright, also the bar and fell suddenly.
"As soon as he hit it, I allowed it to go in. I told him after the game he hit them both as pure as they come. Felt like that thing had a real good chance to go through.
When it left his bottom, I allowed it to go in. Luckily it did not," Vikings trainer KevinO'Connell said.
The Vikings leave London with an unattractive palm, but a much more pleasurable flight home. Last week, the Vikings had to come back from down 24-14 in the fourth quarter for
a 28-24 palm over the Lions. Sunday, they had a 16-7 lead in the third quarter, got down 22-19 in the fourth and came back for the palm
The palm kindly covers up a substantially unattractive day for the Vikings ’ offence, and a tough alternate half for the defence. After getting just nine catches in
the last two games combined, Justin Jefferson had 10 catches for 147 yards, and a short rushing touchdown that gave the Vikings a 25-22 lead with 415 to play.