The Patriots scored 14 points on consecutive drives in the third and fourth quarters Sunday to take a 24-10 lead they wouldn't relinquish, dashing Minnesota's chance to get a major win in its quest for the playoffs. Alexander gave up a 13-yard completion while playing off Julian Edelman, and was pulled from the game after giving up a 24-yard completion to Cordarrelle Patterson when he jumped inside after Patterson set up to block.
In Week 13 of the 2018 National Football League season, the Minnesota Vikings hit the road to take on the New England Patriots in a matchup which found the purple and gold on the losing side of a 10-24 battle. He can think what he wants to think about me. "Yes, we might have panicked a little bit". Thielen entered the game averaging 8.5 receptions and 103.5 receiving yards per game, but he was only able to catch five passes for 28 yards against the Patriots.
The Patriots did move the ball in-between the 20's between their touchdowns, but the execution wasn't as crisp as those early and late drives. It snapped a streak of 35 straight makes in the regular season of less than 50 yards, going back to October of last season. "I prepared all week and I knew I had to come and make plays with the team depending on me". "It's not about just sticking with the running game". Alright, we got good special teams, we got good return yardage.
The Patriots held Dalvin Cook and Minnesota's rushing offense to 95 yards rushing and confused Kirk Cousins with an array of odd defensive formations that sometimes featured all 11 defensive players standing up at the line of scrimmage. I don't know where it went.
Cook said DeFilippo "has been calling great calls all year".
Zimmer has critiqued areas of the Vikings' offense in recent weeks. "I've been saying it all year, he plays the fade route as good as anybody whether it's in cover-three or man-to-man". Following the contest, head coach Belichick chose to voice that Gordon's level of involvement was dictated by the defense they had played. Minnesota's run game ranks 30th, with 86.1 yards per game. Asked if the Vikings ran the ball enough, the head coach said simply, "No".
"I was a receiver coming out of high school", Jackson said. "He had been doing that every time we gave him an opportunity to be out there".
"Obviously, as a defense, we all thought that was a fourth-down stop, but it is what it is", McCourty said. And Thielen also says that he didn't speak with Belichick following the game.
"No, I don't think there's panic", he said. Whenever he's on the field, like (Sunday), he didn't get a pick but he was around an interception and we keep telling him like, 'When you get out there, we're going to help you as much as possible, get you different information, and then once we tell you, just go play ball.