First Half Highlights Against The Minnesota Vikings

The Oakland Raiders took on the Minnesota Vikings in their second game of the preseason at TCF Bank Stadium Saturday night.

At the half, the Minnesota Vikings lead the Oakland Raiders 13-9, so here are the highlights from the first half.

The Raiders won the coin toss and elected to defer, kicking off to start the first half.

On the first play from scrimmage, Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater pitched the ball to running back Jerick McKinnon who was met behind the line of scrimmage for a loss of three.

Later in the drive, the Vikings faced a 3rd and 6, and Bridgewater tried to connect with Jarius Wright, but the pass fell incomplete and the Vikings were forced to punt.

With just over 9:00 left in the first quarter, Bridgewater and the Vikings found themselves in 3rd and 11. Bridgewater connected with McKinnon on the sideline, but linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong laid down a big hit that brought McKinnon down well behind the first-down marker.

The Vikings subsequently converted the fourth down, but later in the drive, Blair Walsh missed a 35-yard field goal attempt to keep the game scoreless.

With just over 5:00 remaining in the first quarter, running back Latavius Murray took a handoff from Carr and sliced nine yards for the Raiders first first down of the evening.

Later in the drive, Carr found himself with time in the pocket, and with that time he found wide receiver Amari Cooper streaking down the sideline for a gain of 40.

Latavius Murray capped the drive by taking a handoff from Carr and running up the gut for a gain of two and a Raiders touchdown. The Silver and Black didn't convert the two-point conversion, but with 3:22 left in the first quarter they found themselves leading 6-0.

The Vikings responded with a touchdown of their own, but Blair Walsh could not connect on the PAT, so with 14:14 left in the first half the score was tied 6-6.

With 10:15 remaining in the first half, quarterback Shaun Hill connected with Cordarrelle Patterson, but the Vikings wide receiver was met immediately by linebacker Curtis Lofton and Minnesota had to punt.

On the Raiders next play from scrimmage, Carr found tight end Mychal Rivera coming across the field for a gain of 19.

Midway through the second quarter, severe weather forced a delay in the game, but after a delay of one hour and five minutes, play was able to resume.

When play resumed, safety Jonathan Dowling played center field and picked off an errant throw from Hill to return possession to the Raiders.

The Silver and Black took advantage of the turnover, as Giorgio Tavecchio connected on a 26-yard field goal to give the Raiders a 9-6 lead with 2:07 left in the half.

The Vikings responded, scoring a touchdown of their own with 0:08 left in the first half, and after a successful PAT, Minnesota took the lead, 13-9.

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