Pat Williams, Vikings: The veteran defensive tackle gave pep talks all week, then shut down Oakland's running game with nine tackles.
Chester Taylor, Vikings: "Backup" tailback had the 12th-best rushing day in team history (22 carries, 164 yards, three TDs) and caught three passes.
PLAY OF THE GAME
First quarter, first play from scrimmage
Vikings first-and-10 on the Raiders 16
The play: Chester Taylor swept left, gave the ball to receiver Sidney Rice on the reverse, and Rice threw long to Visanthe Shiancoe for a 79-yard gain.
The result: The 11th-longest pass completion in Vikings history got the crowd into the game and set up a 10-yard touchdown run by Taylor.
MONDAY MORNING QB, ON THE QBS
This week's starter: Tarvaris Jackson
Play: Pocket awareness isn't what it should be; took three sacks and had two turnovers. Grade: Wade
Leadership: Let's face it, Jackson needs games like this to improve his on-field play before he starts running the show like Manning and Brady. Grade: Wade
Stats: Was 17-for-22 for 171 yards and a 79.9 rating ... but was overshadowed by WR Sidney Rice (118.8 rating). Grade: Wade
Overall: His end-zone interception prevented the game from being a rout early. Still nothing here to crow about. Grade: Wade
Vikings at N.Y. Giants Noon Sunday
Meadowlands (Ch. 9)
About the Giants: New York improved to 7-3 with a ragged 16-10 victory at Detroit.
Dangerous player: Michael Strahan had three sacks and leads a rabid defensive line.
GIVEAWAY DAY: THE VIKINGS' FIVE TURNOVERS
1. Leading 7-0, Tarvaris Jackson was intercepted by Nnamdi Asomugha on a pass from the Raiders 3 in the first quarter.
2. Bobby Wade lost a first-quarter fumble at the Oakland 47.
3. Chester Taylor lost a fumble on the Vikings 14, leading to a Raiders field goal in the second quarter.
4. Jackson lost a second-quarter fumble at the Vikings 46.
5. Linebacker Chad Greenway lost a fumble after making a fourth-quarter interception that would have clinched the victory.
|Baltimore||0||Top 8th Inning|
|NY Yankees||1||Top 9th Inning|
|Pittsburgh||8||Bottom 8th Inning|
|San Francisco||1||Top 3rd Inning|
|Cleveland||0||Top 2nd Inning|
|Boston College||3:05 PM|
|Arizona State||4:10 PM|
|LA Lakers||6:00 PM|
|NY Islanders||7:30 PM|
|Los Angeles||8:30 PM|
|San Jose||9:00 PM|
|Ole Miss||6:00 PM|
|Eastern Mich||6:00 PM|
|Kent State||6:00 PM|
|Rhode Island||6:00 PM|
|Youngstown St||6:00 PM|
|North Carolina||6:00 PM|
|Kennesaw St||6:00 PM|
|Fla Gulf Coast|
|Wright State||7:00 PM|
|Western Mich||7:00 PM|
|Nebraska Omaha||7:00 PM|
|Houston Baptist||7:00 PM|
|NC State||8:00 PM|
|Texas A&M||8:00 PM|
|West Virginia||8:00 PM|
|Charleston Southern||16||2nd Half 17:59|
|Coastal Carolina||5:00 PM|
|West Virginia||7:00 PM|
|Fresno State||8:00 PM|
|San Jose St||8:00 PM|
|San Diego State|
|Aug 8 - vs. Oakland||7 pm||X||10-6|
|Aug 16 - vs. Arizona||7:30 pm||X||30-28|
|Aug 23 - at Kansas City||7 pm||X||30-12|
|Aug 28 - at Tennessee||7 pm||X||19-3|
|2014 regular season|
|Sep 7 - at St. Louis||Noon||X||34-6|
|Sep 14 - vs. New England||Noon||X||30-7|
|Sep 21 - at New Orleans||Noon||X||20-9|
|Sep 28 - vs. Atlanta||3:25 pm||X||41-28|
|Oct 2 - at Green Bay||7:25 pm||X||42-10|
|Oct 12 - vs. Detroit||Noon||X||17-3|
|Oct 19 - at. Buffalo||Noon||X||17-16|
|Oct 26 - at Tampa Bay||Noon||X||19-13 ot|
|Nov 2 - vs. Washington||Noon||X||29-26|
|Nov 9 - Bye|
|Nov 16 - at Chicago||Noon||X||21-13|
|Nov. 23 - vs. Green Bay||Noon||X||24-21|
|Nov. 30 - vs. Carolina||Noon||X||31-13|
|Dec 7 - vs. NY Jets||Noon||X||30-24 ot|
|Dec 14 - at Detroit||3:25 pm||X||16-14|
|Dec 21 - at Miami||Noon||X||37-35|
|Dec 28 - vs. Chicago||Noon||X||13-9|
Poll: With Adrian Peterson's suspension overturned, what should the Vikings do?