Cousins ​​throw TD pass to Osborn in OT; Vikes Beat Panthers 34-28-WCCO | MCU Times

Cousins ​​throw TD pass to Osborn in OT; Vikes Beat Panthers 34-28-WCCO

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) -Kirk Cousins ​​completed a 27-yard touchdown pass to KJ Osborn on the first possession of overtime to lift the Minnesota Vikings to a wild 34-28 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

Cousins ​​threw 373 yards and three touchdowns against the league’s best-placed passing defense, Dalvin Cook ran for 140 yards and a score, and the Vikings finally solved their offensive miseries in the second half. Adam Thielen had a series of big catches and finished with 11 receptions at 126 yards and a touchdown.

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The Vikings (3-3) had not scored a touchdown in the second half of their previous four games, but Cook broke the streak with a 16-yard touchdown run to give the Vikings the lead, and Cousins ​​added a 5-yard touchdown pass to Thielen.

But two missed field goals by Greg Joseph kept the Panthers (3-3) in it.

Sam Darnold finished 17 of 41 for 207 yards with a touchdown and two turnovers and pulled off almost a wild comeback.

After Joseph missed a 50-yard field goal, Zane Gonzalez finished on a short field goal to reduce the lead to 8.

Darnold hit Ian Thomas down the seam for a 41-yard win at fourth-and-10 from Carolina 4. Then Darnold found DJ Moore, who had dropped a pass on the previous game, for a 25-yard win down the left sideline for to keep the drive alive. Darnold limited the drive with a 7-yard TD pass to Robby Anderson and tossed a shovel pass to Tommy Tremble for 2-point conversion to level the game at 28 with 42 seconds left.

KJ Osborn (Credit: Mike Comer / Getty Images)

But the Vikings won the coin toss, and Cousins ​​quickly moved his team into the scoring area and found Osborn, who hit safety Sean Chandler and reached the ball over the finish line to score the winner.

The Panthers may have known it was going to be a tough day when Darnold threw down to Anderson on a comeback route on the first game from scrimmage and was intercepted by Bashaud Breeland.

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It was the first of many Carolina miscues.

Carolina’s first half was marred by lost passes, mental errors and poor watch handling. On their last drive of the second quarter, the Panthers were called for a delay in the game after taking a timeout to set up a game. Darnold tried to call for another timeout when the game clock dropped, but NFL rules prohibit back-to-back timeouts. The foul comedy continued in the next game as the Panthers were marked to hold, costing them a chance for a clear field goal.


Vikings: CB Patrick Peterson was helped off the field with a lower body injury with 2:03 left in the fourth quarter.

Panthers: Wide receiver Terrace Marshall left the game in the first half after taking a vicious blow from Viking safety Xavier Woods, who was marked for an illegal hit. WR Alex Erickson left in the second half with a concussion.


Vikings: Goodbye next weekend, and then host the Cowboys on October 31st.

Panthers: Visit the Giants on Sunday.

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