The Minnesota Vikings kicker Greg Joseph’s franchise-record 61-yard field goal as time expired gave the Vikings a 27-24 victory on Saturday that prevented the New York Giants from clinching a playoff spot and set an NFL record with their 11th one-score win of the season.
“You don’t blink. You don’t flinch. You don’t waver,” said Joseph, who has made three game-winners with less than 25 seconds in regulation plus two overtime field goals this season. “Because we know where we’ve been, and we know what we’re capable of.”
T.J. Hockenson had a career-high 13 catches for 109 yards and two touchdowns from Kirk Cousins, who threw for a third score to Justin Jefferson with 3 minutes to go that was set up by a blocked punt and gave the Vikings (12-3) an eight-point lead.
VIKINGS BEAT GIANTS ON A 61-YARD FIELD GOAL 😱
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 24, 2022
Numerous #Giants players spent roughly an hour last night on lockdown at the Mall of America, where a 19-year-old man was shot dead. A scary situation, as they now try to refocus and face the #Vikings. @nflnetwork @NFLGameDay pic.twitter.com/dJGKZAhrT5
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) December 24, 2022