Bad timing for two bad decisions

December, 28, 2008
12/28/08
3:31
PM ET
Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert

MINNEAPOLIS -- Tarvaris Jackson just made his worst two mistakes since stepping back into Minnesota's starting lineup, scuttling a Vikings scoring opportunity and setting up one for the New York Giants.

Jackson stared down receiver Bernard Berrian in the end zone, allowing safety James Butler to step in front of Jackson's pass and return it 47 yards. A late hit penalty on Jackson moved the ball another 15 yards, and the Giants are in position to add to their lead.

Jackson doesn't appear to be handling the big-game pressure too well, which is not a surprise considering his youth and inexperience. He'll now have to lead the Vikings to a fourth-quarter comeback victory in order to ensure the NFC North title.

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