Vikings Win Another Close Call

12/10/2021 Vikings Win Another Close Call

By: Jeff Yoder

Dalvin Cook Runs Wild as Vikings Hold Off Steelers’ Comeback (36-28)

Another one-score game came down to the wire for the Vikings on Thursday Night Football. After nearly blowing a 29-0 lead, Minnesota was lucky to fend off a furious 4th-quarter comeback by the Steelers in a finish that came down to one final red zone attempt by Pittsburgh. RB Dalvin Cook was the star of the show with over 200 yards rushing to help bail out a rough night for QB Kirk Cousins. It was the 12th game (out of 13) this season decided by one score for the Vikings.


QB Comparison

B. Roethlisberger (PIT): 28/40, 308 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT

K. Cousins (MIN): 14/31, 216 yards, 2 TDs, 2 INTs


Other Top Performers

RB D. Cook (MIN): 27 carries, 205 yards, 2 TDs

RB N. Harris (PIT): 20 carries, 94 yards, 2 TDs

WR J. Jefferson (MIN): 7 receptions, 79 yards, 1 TD


Watch: Vikings Hold Off Steelers Comeback on TNF (36-28)


Records: Minnesota (6-7) | Pittsburgh (6-6-1)


Additional Storylines

Yahoo! Sports: Vikings Almost Blow 29-0 Lead But Hang On to Beat Steelers

NFL: Week 14: What We Learned From Vikings’ Win Over Steelers on Thursday Night


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