The Vikings started Sunday’s game against the Broncos on a shaky footing, as quarterback Josh Dobbs fumbled on their opening drive, allowing Denver to take an early lead. Despite this setback, Minnesota was able to claw back and take a 10-9 lead into halftime.
Dobbs redeemed himself with a 3-yard touchdown pass to tight end Josh Oliver, while Greg Joseph hit a 34-yard field goal to help Minnesota’s cause. Wil Lutz added two more field goals, one from 31 yards and another from 52 yards as time expired in the second quarter.
The Vikings have made a concerted effort to run the ball, with Alexander Mattison taking 10 carries for 50 yards and Ty Chandler adding 30 yards on six attempts. Dobbs has been solid under center, completing 11 of his 13 passes for 126 yards and a touchdown. However, he has struggled with snap problems on occasion, fumbling two of them.
The Broncos have struggled to keep up with Minnesota’s pace so far, with no third-down conversions after five attempts and just five first downs. Russell Wilson is doing his best to keep things afloat with his passing game, completing 13 of his 17 throws for 132 yards. Courtland Sutton has been the standout player so far for Denver, with two catches for 38 yards.
As they head into the second half of the game, the Broncos will receive the kickoff and look to regroup before taking on Minnesota once again.