Oakland, CA — Adrian Peterson ran for 162 yards and scored three touchdowns as the Minnesota Vikings kept pace in the NFC North by beating the Oakland Raiders 31-7.
Teddy Bridgewater threw zero touchdowns but, the Vikings (8-1) held the Raiders’ offense in check for their eighth straight win. Minnesota is just one game back of Green Bay in the division heading into next week’s showdown at home with the Packers.
Derek Carr threw one touchdown pass for the Raiders, but also was intercepted twice. Oakland (5-4) lost its second game in the past three weeks which puts the Denver Broncos (4-5) and the Kansas City Chiefs (4-5) just one game back for first place of the division.