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Continued: Putrid in prime time, bumbling Vikings fall to Giants, drop to 1-5

  • Article by: CHIP SCOGGINS , Star Tribune
  • Last update: October 22, 2013 - 7:10 AM

For the game, Freeman completed only 20 of 53 passes for 190 yards with one interception and a 40.6 passer rating.

“It’s frustrating,” Freeman said. “It’s disappointing. But at the same time I see areas that are manageable in terms of us definitely getting better. We’re going to develop that chemistry. A lot of these plays that are just a hair off, they’ll start hitting for us.”

If Freeman’s arrival sparked some intrigue, it also came with a reality check that inserting a new quarterback midstream with limited practice time doesn’t guarantee ideal results.

Of course, a lack of practice time couldn’t be blamed for Freeman’s unwise decision that resulted in an interception and cost his new team points early in the third quarter.

Trailing 10-7, the Vikings recovered a fumbled punt return at the Giants 31-yard line. But on second down from the 23, Freeman threw a ball up for grabs in the vicinity of tight end Kyle Rudolph while in the grasp of a Giants defender. Safety Antrel Rolle intercepted the pass at the 5-yard line.

“That’s one I’m sure he’d like to have back,” said Frazier, who said he did not consider taking Freeman out at any point.

As Freeman misfired, he received virtually no help from the running game. The Giants swarmed Adrian Peterson and held last year’s NFL MVP to 28 yards rushing on 13 carries.

The Vikings’ best offense turned out to be punt returner Marcus Sherels, who returned a punt 86 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter. His punt return was the third-longest in franchise history.

However, Sherels fumbled a punt in the third quarter that the Giants recovered inside the 5-yard line. That set up Peyton Hillis’ 1-yard touchdown run for a 17-7 lead.

 

Chip Scoggins • chipscoggins@startribune.com



 

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