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2-2, 2nd in NFC North
Broncos slip by Vikings to remain undefeated (1:04)
AP: It's possible to have another 2,000-yard season (0:44)
Hillman, Bridgewater earn game balls (1:34)

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Broncos DB Chris Harris, on Teddy Bridgewater: "A lot of times we were able to get Bridgewater scrambling. Usually, sometimes he forces the throws on those, but today he was like, 'No, I'm just going to take this shot.' And he didn't really force anything. He took the easy throw all day."

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Bridgewater willed his team back

Despite facing a constant barrage of blitzes, Teddy Bridgewater did everything in his power to get Minnesota back into the game. The QB hit 11 of his first 12 passes in the second half. Week 4 game balls

Why the Broncos don't feel like a 4-0 team (3:15)
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Broncos hold off Vikings

The Broncos remained perfect in a back-and-forth game vs. the Vikings, that ended up 23-20 thanks in large part to help from the defense. Denver kept the pressure on Teddy Bridgewater all day, sacking him 7 times. Box score

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

BRONCOS 23, VIKINGS 20 (FINAL): In what was both an impressive comeback and a missed opportunity, the Vikings' struggles protecting Teddy Bridgewater loomed large. Bridgewater was sacked seven times in the loss, including two on the Vikings' final drive, and his impressive second half (13 of 15 for 131 yards) went for naught.

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

BRONCOS 13, VIKINGS 10 (HALFTIME): For as much trouble as the Vikings had protecting Teddy Bridgewater in a first half where the second-year QB was sacked three times and pressured into a number of bad throws, it was a defensive play from the Vikings’ other 2014 first-rounder that changed the complexion. Anthony Barr – who’s been targeted in pass coverage in the past – made an impressive read to step in front of a Peyton Manning screen for an interception in the last minute of the first half. If not for another missed Blair Walsh field goal, the Vikings and Broncos would be tied. Adrian Peterson has 10 carries for 28 yards, with four of them coming out of the shotgun after the Vikings had ditched shotgun handoffs to Peterson a week ago.

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Vikings (2-1) at Broncos (2-1)

The Minnesota Vikings travel to Denver to face Peyton Manning and the Broncos, who may have started to figure things out after starting slow. Manning has thrown five TDs in the past two games while Adrian Peterson has run for 260 yards over the same time for the Vikings. Follow live

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Vikings inactives vs. Broncos: WR Charles Johnson, DE Justin Trattou, S Andrew Sendejo, CB Jabari Price, QB Taylor Heinicke, TE Chase Ford, LB Edmond Robinson

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Sports Authority Field, a little more than two hours from kickoff between the Vikings and Broncos. A win here would give the Vikings their first road victory over a team with a winning record since Dec. 23, 2012 -- and would send them into their bye with a 3-1 record.

Is Adrian Peterson enough for Vikings to top Broncos? (1:36)

Wrong-Way recovery worst in NFL history?

Is there a bigger blunder than recovering a fumble, then running the wrong way for over 60 yards to your own end zone? Worst plays in NFL history


Will the matchup at Mile High be a bust?

Vikings-Broncos is the only game this week that features two teams with winning records, but ESPN's Football Power Index sees a clear likely winner.


Unstoppable force, immovable object?

The Broncos' run defense hasn't quite been a stone wall, but it's been pretty stingy. Can Adrian Peterson get it rolling in Denver?

The Broncos can't stop AP, but that's ok (1:00)
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Public doesn't love denver anymore

Despite losing some public support, the Broncos (-7) are 3-0 ATS this season. Will this defensive battle with Minnesota be the week that Denver finally doesn't cover? Tuley's bets (Insider)

Team Stats

Passing Yards165.231st
Rushing Yards136.52nd
Points For20.021st
Points Against18.2Tied-5th

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