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Vikings Vs Jets Game Recap: Jets Rally Late but Not Enough, Fall to Vikings 27-22

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Mike White, on Offense, Scored 1st TD at 6:45, But he couldn’t score 2nd TD after 2 RZ Drives in the final 2 minutes.

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – DECEMBER 04: Minnesota Vikings linebacker Patrick Jones II (91) celebrates a sack during the NFL game between the New York Jets and the Minnesota Vikings on December 4th, 2022, at U.S. Bank Stadium, in Minneapolis, MN. Vikings Vs Jets (Photo by Bailey Hillesheim/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)


The Jets went deep in the second half and discovered lots of the green magic dust that has stayed with the team throughout this incredible season.


However, it wasn’t enough. Despite having the ball reach Minnesota’s 1-yard line two times and getting inside the 20 in their final drive, they attempted to grab their first and final advantage. Still, they failed when Mike White’s fourth-down line drive, returning to the 1-yard line in support of Corey Davis, was intercepted by S Camryn Bynum, securing the Viking’s winning the interconference game 27-22.

The Jets were so close to being 8-4 and moving in the playoff standings of the AFC. However, they dropped to 7-5. It was a painful loss, but not as low as the 10-3 loss to New England two weeks ago. This time, the Jets overcame the deficit of 20-6 at halftime to salvage a win with impressive individual performance.

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – DECEMBER 04: New York Jets running back Ty Johnson (25) tackles Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith (22) during the NFL game between the New York Jets and the Minnesota Vikings on December 4th, 2022, at U.S. Bank Stadium, in Minneapolis, MN. Vikings Vs Jets (Photo by Bailey Hillesheim/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

White, for his part, completed the ball 31 times out of 57, netting 369 yards. Eight of those passes went at newcomer Garrett Wilson for 162 yards which was his third 100-yard reception game of the season to break the record he had held alongside Al Toon from 1985 for the most 100-yard games played by a Jets rookie in the course of a season. The undrafted free agent Zonovan Knight also had a 100-yard scrimmage with 118 yards, to be precise, which was his second in his first two professional appearances.

On defense, D.L. Quinnen Williams notched his ninth sack of the year, and the defensive line with players like Sauce Gardner and D.J. Reed prevented Justin Jefferson from seven catches for 45 yards. The critical TD in the closing period also held the Vikings up to 89 yards and six first downs during the last 30 minutes of action.

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – DECEMBER 04: New York Jets place kicker Greg Zuerlein (6) kicks a field goal during the NFL game between the New York Jets and the Minnesota Vikings on December 4th, 2022, at U.S. Bank Stadium, in Minneapolis, MN. Vikings Vs Jets (Photo by Bailey Hillesheim/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

However, in the end, the second-ranked team in fourth-quarter points, the Vikes, were able to hold off the team with the highest points, the Jets, who improved to 10-2 and claimed to win the NFC North title. The Jets are at no. Seven on the AFC playoff grid, but they are at risk of falling with an upswing by teams like the LA Chargers, the Cincinnati Bengals, and the Patriots, who could have finished two games ahead of the Jets, but they are now 6-6.

Green & White Come Alive

The Jets have made the game more exciting throughout the second quarter. Greg Zuerlein, who set the record for a field goal’s distance in the franchise by kicking 60 yards in the second quarter, scored three consecutive field goals that brought the hosts to within 20-15 with just 12:30 left.

Minnesota, and especially its ferocious fans at the raucous US Bank Stadium, may think that the home team had finally sucked it up when Jefferson caught the 10 yards of a touchdown pass of Kirk Cousins for a 27-15 advantage with 8:33 remaining.

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – DECEMBER 04: Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jalen Reagor (5) catches a pass during the NFL game between the New York Jets and the Minnesota Vikings on December 4th, 2022, at U.S. Bank Stadium, in Minneapolis, MN. Vikings Vs Jets (Photo by Bailey Hillesheim/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

However, the Jets were determined, even to win this one, at the very least, to keep it closed.

White drove 75 yards leading to the Jets the first TD of the game that came off White’s fourth-down keeper that at first was declared a no-go but was reversibly ruled by referee Clete Blakeman, resulting in an air-breaking touchdown. The score was now 27-22.

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The Jets defense’s third 3-and-out sequence of the game brought an opportunity to Green & White, and they drove the 83-yard distance toward the Viking’s doorstep. However, they were kept away from home by White’s fourth-down ball, a miss in the final zone when Braxton Berrios couldn’t hold it.

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It’s over. What’s the time to go? Not quite. The Jets were forced to use three timeouts, made use of each of them, and then forced another three-and-out. They had one more chance, given 1:09 remaining and no timeouts, to come up with a stunning fourth-quarter comeback. It would have the record fourth for their franchise in the season. However, it wasn’t to be.

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