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First Half Highlights Against The Minnesota Vikings

The Oakland Raiders returned home to face the Minnesota Vikings Sunday afternoon at Coliseum Sunday afternoon.

At the half, the Vikings lead 20-14.

Here are the highlights from the first half.

The Oakland Raiders won the coin toss, electing to defer to the second half, and on the opening kickoff, Sebastian Janikowski kicked the ball through the back of the end zone resulting in a touchback.

After falling behind 7-0 early, the Raiders defense forced a punt after Mario Edwards Jr brought down Teddy Bridgewater behind the line of scrimmage on a 3rd and 9.

With just over 4:00 left in the first quarter, the Raiders offense converted their first, first down of the afternoon when Carr found Clive Walford for a gain of eight.

The Vikings drove the length of the field, but Bridgewater was unable to convert the 3rd and goal and the Vikings were forced to settle for a field goal. Blair Walsh converted the field goal and with 1:32 left in the first quarter, the Vikings led 10-0.

On the ensuing kickoff, Taiwan Jones found a seam and returned the ball to the Raiders 40-yard line.

The Vikings once again drove the length of the field, but had to settle for a field goal attempt after Bridgewater could not find an open receiver on 3rd and 6. Walsh converted the field goal to make the score 13-0 with 10:33 left in the second quarter.

With 10:20 left in the second quarter, Carr rolled to his right and connected with wide receiver Amari Cooper for a gain of 15.

Later in the drive, Carr found Michael Crabtree for a gain of 13 and another Raiders first down.

The Raiders punctuated the drive when Carr bought himself time and completed a 10-yard touchdown to tight end Clive Walford. Sebastian Janikowski added the PAT, and with 5:54 left in the first half, the Vikings led 13-7.

On the ensuing drive, the Raiders forced a three-and-out after Khalil Mack sacked Bridgewater for a loss of six.

After getting the ball back, the Raiders struck quickly as Carr unleashed a 38-yard dart to Cooper who made an acrobatic leap to haul the pass in.

Several plays later, Carr evaded the blitz, stepping up to find Andre Holmes for a 34-yard touchdown. Janikowski once again added the PAT to make the score 14-13 with 1:52 left in the first half.

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