Minnesota Vikings: Studs and duds vs. Broncos in Week 11

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With the Minnesota Vikings escaping with a win at home in Week 11, here are three studs and duds from the comeback win over the Denver Broncos.

The Minnesota Vikings entered Week 11 of the 2019 NFL season as one of the hottest teams throughout the NFL, recording five wins in their last six contests. On Sunday afternoon in downtown Minneapolis, however, Minnesota struggled for a majority of the game although they were able to avoid falling at home for the first time this season.

The Vikings completed an impressive second-half comeback to improve to 5-0 at home this year and take down the Denver Broncos 27-23 at home at US Bank Stadium.

In the opening half of Sunday afternoon’s contest, the Broncos jumped out to a large and surprising lead over the Vikings while controlling things for a majority of the first two quarters.

Denver tallied a 10-0 advantage after the first quarter of action in the game while stretching that lead to 20-0 going into halftime in Minneapolis.

In the second half, Minnesota was able to get on the board in the third quarter while outscoring Denver 7-3 in the third frame. The Vikings went on a tear in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Broncos 20-0 in the final quarter to complete the come-from-behind win at home.

With the win, Minnesota has now won six of its last seven games and improved to 8-3 on the year heading into an off week next weekend. With the Green Bay Packers (8-2 overall) not playing this weekend while on their bye, the Vikings were able to inch closer to the top spot in the NFC North with the victory, still remaining ahead of the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions in the division standings.

Minnesota will get the next week off when it enters the Week 12 slate of games around the league while having a much-needed bye week. The Vikings will return to action in Week 13 with a tough NFC matchup when they take on the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football in Seattle.

In the loss, Denver dropped to 3-7 on the season and will remain at the bottom of the AFC West standings. The Broncos, who moved to 1-4 on the road this year, sits behind the Los Angeles Chargers, Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs in the division.

Denver will return to action and remain on the road in Week 12 next weekend when the Broncos travel to face off against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday afternoon in Buffalo.

With Week 11 in the books for Minnesota following a crazy game in Minneapolis on Sunday afternoon, let’s go back and take a look at three studs and duds for the Vikings from the contest.