S Matt Giordano intercepts the pass in the 2nd quarter. Photo by Tony Gonzales
QB Carson Palmer completed 17 passes for 164 yards and a touchdown. Palmer also scored on a one-yard touchdown run.
RB Michael Bush rushed for 109 yards and a touchdown on 30 attempts. Bush now has 599 rushing yards and five touchdowns on the season. This is Bush's second straight game with 100 yards or more rushing.
The Raiders tight ends got involved – Kevin Boss caught five passes for 35 yards and Brandon Myers had two catches for 23 yards.
FB Marcel Reece rushed for 45 yards and caught two passes for 20 yards.
T Jared Veldheer held DE Jared Allen, the NFL's leader in sacks, to two tackle assists and no QB sacks.
S Matt Giordano intercepted Vikings QB Christian Ponder in the second quarter. Giordano leads the team with three interceptions, one in each of the last two games.
The Raiders defense had three interceptions, including CB Stanford Routt's second of the season and DT Tommy Kelly's first career interception.
CB Lito Sheppard led the team in tackles with six, including a quarterback sack, and tipped the pass that Kelly intercepted.
The defense totaled five sacks – Sheppard (1), Kelly (2), and DT Desmond Bryant (2).
CB Bryan McCann, in his first game with the Silver and Black, returned two kickoffs for 58 yards.
The Raiders controlled the clock with the offense holding the ball for 35:44.