The Vikings just keep seeming to find ways to win, as Sunday at home the team overcame the loss of QB Teddy Bridgewater, topping the St.Louis Rams in overtime 21-18 to improve to 6-2 on the year.
The win combined with the loss by the Packers in Carolina means the Vikings sit tied for first halfway through the 2015 campaign.
The overtime win was set up when Marcus Sherels took back a punt 26 yards after Rams punter Johnny Hekker boomed a 63-yard punt.
Adrian Peterson ran the ball well into kicker Blair Walsh’s range to give the Vikings their seventh straight win at home. The kicker hit a 40-yard winner.
Peterson rushed for 125 yards on 29 carries. As for Bridgewater, he left with a concussion early in the fourth quarter after an illegal hit by Rams cornerback Lamarcus Joyner.
Former Rams backup Shaun Hill took Bridgewater’s spot, and finished 13 for 21 for 144 yards.
The Vikings were able to survive as Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein missed from 48 yards out with 1:45 left in regulation, this after at one point hitting a 61-yard kick early in the game.
He was able to push the game into OT when a pass interference penalty on rookie cornerback Trae Waynes gave them a first down at the Vikings’ 35-yard line.
The kicker hit from 53 yards to send the game to overtime.
The Vikings D stepped up, playing well against Rams QB Nick Foles, holding him to 18-for-33 for 168 yards. Todd Gurley ran for 89 yards and a score for the Rams.
Nine different Vikings caught passes in the win. The Vikings were outgained 320 to 293, but they got the big yards when they needed to in order to get the win.
Next week the Vikings have a tough game, as they will play in Oakland vs the Raiders.