Jaguars vs. Vikings: Instant Grades and Analysis for Minnesota

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Jaguars vs. Vikings: Instant Grades and Analysis for Minnesota

What a difference a year can make.

The Minnesota Vikings, who blew leads in losing their first four games in 2011, blew another one Sunday, giving up 39 yard touchdown pass with just 27 seconds left to fall behind the Jacksonville Jaguars 23-20.

The Vikings didn't quit however and completed two quick passes to set up a 55-yard field goal from rookie Blair Walsh as time expired to send the game into overtime.

Walsh came through again in overtime, converting from 38 yards to put the Vikings up 26-23. 

Of course that kick would have ended the game until this year, where rule changes have the other team getting a possession if the other team goes ahead with a field goal. (A touchdown would have ended the game.)

The Vikings held off the Jaguars with rookie Harrison Smith making a nice pass breakup on third down and then Blaine Gabbert threw long on fourth down, ending the game in the Vikings favor.

Final Score: Vikings 26 Jaguars 23

Stay on this page for a quick analysis of the fourth quarter, followed by final grades and analysis. 

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