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Broncos At Vikings Final Score: Vikings Lose Heartbreaker To Broncos, 35-32

The Minnesota Vikings found a new and creative way to lose on Sunday afternoon against the Denver Broncos.

After a Ryan Longwell field goal from 39 yards out, the Vikings had a 32-29 lead over the Broncos at the Metrodome. On the ensuing Broncos drive, the Vikings' defense again got humiliated by Tim Tebow and company, as Tebow found Demaryius Thomas for a huge 40-yard gain to put the Broncos into Minnesota territory.

The Vikings' defense stiffened up after that, however, and held the Broncos to a 46-yard Matt Prater field goal to tie the game at 32 with 1:33 left on the clock. Prater then blasted the kickoff nine yards deep into the end zone, and the Vikings started out at the 20-yard line.

And to put an unfortunate capper on what had largely been an outstanding day, Christian Ponder threw a bad pass in the direction of Percy Harvin that was intercepted by Andre Goodman. Goodman ran the pick back to the Minnesota 20-yard line, and it was academic from there as the Broncos ran the clock down and had Prater kick a 23-yard field goal for a 35-32 Denver victory.

We'll have a lengthier recap of this one later on, ladies and gentlemen. We're exhausted just watching this one, so we're going to take a bit to unwind. Thank you to everybody that got their information from our stream here, and we hope you'll continue coming back.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.