MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings remain one of two unbeaten teams in the NFC, and the first to open the season 4-0.
The Vikes shut down Odell Beckham Jr. and scored 10 points off two turnovers in a 24-10 win over the New York Giants. Beckham was held to three receptions for 23 yards, while fellow receivers Victor Cruz and Sterling Shepard managed just 80 receiving yards.
Minnesota was able to move the ball on the Giants when it needed to. Sam Bradford was 26 of 36 for 262 yards, including a touchdown pass to tight end Kyle Rudolph for the third straight game. Matt Asiata (as-ee-AH’-tah) and Jerick McKinnon each ran for a touchdown as the Vikings rushed for a season-high 104 yards. Asiata accounted for 85 yards, 34 more than the Vikings’ team average on the ground entering the game.
Eli Manning struggled for the 2-2 Giants, completing just 25 of his 45 passes for 261 yards, no TDs and one interception.
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