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LIVE BLOG: Giants take down Vikings

The third-seeded Minnesota Vikings (13-4) open their postseason against the No. 6 seed New York Giants (9-7-1) Sunday at 3:30 p.m.

MINNEAPOLIS — The New York Giants amassed more than 400 yards of offense as they took down the Minnesota Vikings 31-24 in the NFC Wild Card round Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium.

It was the first one-score loss for the Vikings this season.

Daniel Jones was 24 of 35 for 301 yards and two touchdowns through the air, while also rushing for 79 yards. Saquon Barkley rushed for two scores, including the tiebreaker midway through the fourth quarter. 

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins was 31 of 39 for 273 yards and two scores. Tight end T.J. Hockenson had 10 catches for 129 yards.


FIELD GOAL: Vikings even the game on a Greg Joseph field goal from 38 yards out. Minnesota went 56 yards on 12 plays, including one fourth-down conversion to get into scoring range. Game tied 24-24.

TOUCHDOWN: The Giants retake the lead on a 2-yard touchdown plunge for running back Saquon Barkley with 7:47 to play in regulation. New York converted a fourth-and-1 near the goal line to extend the drive. Giants lead 31-24.


TOUCHDOWN: The Giants offense picked up where they left off in the first half, scoring on the opening drive of the third quarter. Receiver Daniel Bellinger scored on a 9-yard pass from quarterback Daniel Jones. Giants lead 24-14.

TOUCHDOWN: The Vikings respond with a touchdown drive of their own, capped by a 3-yard pass from Kirk Cousins to tight end Irv Smith Jr. Adam Thielen had a 25-yard reception, and T.J. Hockenson had one for 19 yards on third-and-7 to keep the drive alive.


TOUCHDOWN: Kirk Cousins scored on a 1-yard QB sneak to give the Vikings the lead on the opening drive. Receiver Justin Jefferson nearly scored on the previous play, but the call on the field was overturned by video review, placing the ball on the 1-yard line and allowing Cousins to score on the ensuing play. Vikings lead 7-0.

TOUCHDOWN: The New York Giants marched right down the field to even the score on a five-play 75-yard drive, capped by a 28-yard touchdown run for running back Saquon Barkley. Game tied 7-7.

TOUCHDOWN: The Giants take their first lead of the game after going 81 yards on just four plays after a Vikings punt. Isaiah Hodgins scored on a 14-yard slant to put New York on top. Giants lead 14-7.


FIELD GOAL: The Giants converted four times on third down before stalling at the Vikings' 6-yard line. The 20-play driver ended with a Graham Gano field goal from 25 yards out to make it a two-possession game. Giants lead 17-7.

TOUCHDOWN: The Vikings marched 75 yards in less than three minutes to cut into the Giants' lead with a touchdown. Kirk Cousins found receiver K.J. Osborn for a 9-yard score with 45 seconds to go in the half. Giants lead 17-14.

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