Perhaps the Jets' Sam Darnold will go on to become the Tom Brady of his generation, but after his four-turnover performance Sunday, they're as yet unlikely to be mentioned in the same sentence (other than this one). Such is the way with rookie QBs, and the Vikings are now 2-1 against such greenhorns this season. The Bills' Josh Allen was the only one to solve the Purple, back in Week 3.
Vikings RG Mike Remmers vs. Jets DT Leonard Williams
Leonard began the game with three sacks this season and stayed there. He contributed an assist on a tackle and nothing more.
PLAY OF THE GAME
THIRD-DOWN GATE OPENED
The Vikings led just 10-7 4½ minutes into the third quarter when they faced a third-and-8 from the 50. After they failed on their eight previous third-down tries, Kirk Cousins found Adam Thielen over the middle for a 13-yard gain. Four plays later, Latavius Murray scored on an 11-yard run and the Vikings' rout was on.
"It's not just about him being an undrafted free agent … Now the story is that he's just a phenomenal receiver." — Brandon Zylstra on fellow receiver Adam Thielen.