McKinney had missed eight games with a hand injury, and cornerback Adoree’ Jackson was out for seven games with a knee injury, but both were in action to help hold the Vikings’ Pro Bowl receivers in check. Justin Jefferson caught seven passes for 47 yards and Adam Thielen three for 50. Neither of them was able to catch a touchdown pass.

The teams traded touchdowns on their opening possessions — a 1-yard quarterback sneak by Cousins and a 28-yard scamper by Barkley. The teams traded touchdowns on their opening possessions — a 1-yard quarterback sneak by Cousins and a 28-yard scamper by Barkley. Giants’ next drive, Jones hit receiver Isaiah Hodgins for a touchdown on an 18-yard dart with about a minute remaining in the first quarter.

Jones’ scrambles, designed runs and attempts to limit Jones by the Vikings proved ineffective. Jones took flight on the Vikings’ first drive. of The second quarter. He completed seven plays of A 86 yard drive which seemed to be about to come to an end with Jones running 4-yards, but Jones was unable score. of Illegal shift Giants Graham Gano, kicker converted a 25 yard field goal for the victory Giants’ lead to 17-7.

Jones ended the game with 78 rush yards and 71 total points. of These were in the first-half.

Minnesota responded by launching an 8-play, 75 yard drive. It ended with Cousins’ touchdown pass to K.J. Osborn made the play just before the 2-minute warning and reduced the deficit to 17-14 at halftime.

Third quarter saw the shootout continue. Jones found tight end Daniel Bellinger and completed a 9 yard touchdown pass. Cousins connected with IrvSmith from 3 yards, increasing the score to 24-21.

On the Vikings’ next drive, a false start penalty negated a successful fourth-down attempt, but Greg Joseph kicked a 38-yard field goal with just over 12 minutes remaining in the game, tying the score at 24. It was the Giants He then organized a 12-play drive that marched 75 yards over 4 minutes. The culmination of the 12-play drive was a Barkley 2-yard running touchdown. Giants With just seven minutes left, the lead was 31-24

Two teams who had been built on exciting comebacks ended their season. The rest of the league was in a tight spot. of The way. It is the. Giants Near midfield, Darius Slayton dropped Daniel Jones’ perfectly-thrown pass with three minutes left and failed to convert the third down attempt.

The Vikings were awarded the ball when the clock stopped at the drop. Cousins completed three short passes to Hockenson before coming up short on McKinney’s big stop.