The Minnesota Vikings (5-2) beat the Baltimore Ravens 24-16 today at U.S. Bank Stadium to take sole possession of first place in the NFC North.

Vikings kicker Kai Forbath hit six field goals, and Minnesota RB Latavuis Murray ran for a 29-yard score to seal the win.


Minnesota quarterback Case Keenum was 20 of 31 for 188 yards and no TDs or INTs. Vikings RB Latavius Murray carried the ball 18 times for 113 yards and a touchdown. Jarius Wright was the leading Minnesota receiver with 3 catches for 54 yards.

Green Bay lost to New Orleans today at Lambeau to give the Vikes sole possession of first place in the NFC North. Chicago shocked Carolina 17-3 and the Lions had a bye this week.

Week 7 NFC Standings

  1. Minnesota Vikings (5-2)
  2. Green Bay Packers (4-3)
  3. Detroit Lions (3-3)
  4. Chicago Bears (3-4)

Next Sunday the Vikings face the Cleveland Browns (0-7) at 8:30 AM CT live from Twickenham Stadium in Twickenham, England. (TV: NFL Network, Radio: AM 1240 WJON)

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