Courtland Sutton Strikes Late As Denver Broncos Defeat Minnesota Vikings 21-20


Courtland Sutton made a leaping 15-yard touchdown grab to help the Denver Broncos defeat the Minnesota Vikings 21-20 with just over a minute remaining, snapping their five-game winning streak.

With their fourth straight victory, the Broncos (5-5) have now surpassed the Vikings (6-5) to hold the record for the longest winning streak in the league.

Late in the fourth quarter, with his sights set on intercepting a high throw from Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson, Sutton outran Vikings cornerback Mekhi Blackmon.

The Vikings needed a field goal to win it, but Danielle Hunter’s tackle of Javonte Williams on the ensuing two-point try kept them within a point. But as the Broncos secured the win, the formidable defense—which yielded three more interceptions, giving Denver a dozen in its previous three games—kicked out the Vikings and prevented them from leaving their own half of the field.

Josh Dobbs, the quarterback for the Vikings, passed for 221 yards and a touchdown as well as running for another, but he lost his first game with the team after being acquired in an emergency trade with the Arizona Cardinals when their season-starting quarterback Kirk Cousins was hurt. For Denver, Wilson completed 27 of 35 passes for 259 yards without giving up a pick.