Minnesota's defense dominated and the offense found its rhythm in the second half as the Vikings pulled away from the New York Jets Sunday for a 37-17 win. The victory lifts the Vikes (4-2-1) into first place in the NFC North with Chicago's loss to New England.

Minnesota limited the Jets to just 2-of-13 on third down conversions and forced rookie quarterback Sam Darnold into four turnovers.

Wide receiver Adam Thielen had another 100+ yard game, his seventh straight to start the season, which ties the NFL record. He had nine receptions, one going for a touchdown. Latavius Murray had two touchdown carries with 69 yards rushing.

Kirk Cousins went 25-for-40 for 241 yards and two scores. He connected with Aldrick Robinson for the other. Minnesota led 10-7 at the half.

The Vikings had a 316-263 total yard advantage over the Jets. Dan Bailey went 3-for-4 on field goal tries. Minnesota lost linebacker Anthony Barr and cornerback Xavier Rhodes to injuries.

Minnesota has a prime time game with New Orleans on Sunday, October 28 at US Bank Stadium. Their next home game is November 4 versus Detroit.

Source: Star Tribune