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Vikings lose to Cincinnati 27-24 after Dalvin Cook fumbles late in overtime

 

September 13, 2021

Anthony Souffle, Star Tribune

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) lept into the end zone with the ball to score a touchdown in the third quarter.

CINCINNATI - The premise on which the 2021 Vikings are built goes something like this: There is enough proven talent on a top-heavy roster to engineer a return to the playoffs, the obvious issues with depth in some spots and inexperience in others notwithstanding.

Carlos Gonzalez, Star Tribune

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) celebrated after a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

The events that transpired through 70 minutes of football at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday had already peppered that theory with plenty of objections before Evan McPherson's 33-yard overtime kick sailed through the uprights.

But in addition to the concerning developments that unfolded throughout Sunday's season opener, the Vikings headed home with another problem: A game that appeared to be one of the more favorable matchups on their early-season schedule had slipped away.

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