The Vikings have started 1-4 for the seventh time. The others were in 2011, 2005, 2002, 1990, 1967 and 1961. The team has started 0-5 once, in 1962.
The Vikings’ late touchdown helped them avoid a 32-point loss, which would have been the third-most-lopsided home loss in team history. They lost 56-14 to the St. Louis Cardinals in 1963 and 42-17 to Philadelphia in 1980.
Leslie Frazier is in his third full season as Vikings coach. In games played the week after a bye under Frazier, the Vikings have been outscored 108-27 — 35-10 Sunday, 28-10 by Chicago last season and 45-7 by Green Bay in 2011.
The Vikings play the New York Giants next Monday night. The Vikings are 26-29 on Mondays and 11-20 in Monday road games.