The Vikings turned back the Jets for a 37-17 win that sounds more dominant than it actually was on Sunday afternoon. The game was close into the fourth quarter but the Jets fumbled five times and threw three interceptions as their sloppiness put paid to any hopes of a comeback.
The Jets stifled the Vikings offense for much of the day, holding them to just two third down conversions on 15 attempts. However, they couldn't force any turnovers and Minnesota came up with some chunk plays at big moments and pulled away with 17 fourth quarter points.
On offense, there were plenty of near misses and the Jets couldn't get the running game going, especially after Bilal Powell departed with a neck injury. Sam Darnold completed just 17 of 42 passes for 206 yards and three interceptions ... and that was after he padded his stats in the fourth quarter.
There were still some positive flashes from Darnold, whose statline wasn't helped by the blustery conditions, or his receivers who dropped several passes. He found Chris Herndon for a first half touchdown and scored his first NFL touchdown on a quarterback sneak.
The Jets drop to 3-4 on the season and will look to bounce back next week as they make the trip to Chicago to face the Bears.
We'll be here all day tomorrow, starting bright and early, to break this game down in detail so keep checking back to JetsFix early and often.