Paul Allen Calls Vikings’ 61-Yard Field Goal to Beat Giants on Last Play

Paul Allen Calls Vikings’ 61-Yard Field Goal to Beat Giants on Last Play

IfVikingsFans hoped for a stress-free Christmas Eve.GiantsThey didn’t get what was expected. This is Minnesota’s season.

The Vikings pulled off a thrilling victory at home, winning 27-24 against New York. Greg Joseph scored the winning field goal from 61 yards out on the final play. With the win, Minnesota improved its record to 11-0 in one-possession games.

As expected, Paul Allen, Vikings radio play by-play announcer, made another exuberant call about the clutch kick. Minnesota (12-3) had already won the NFC North division title last Wednesday.

Allen’s exuberant calls are a result of all the close games that the Vikings have been in this season. It has become a commonplace. Although the veteran announcer has been calling games for the team since 1995, he has never been part of a season quite as special.

Minnesota’s 11 wins by a margin less than one score is the largest single-season win total in NFL history. The Vikings’ one win by more than eight points was in Week 1, when they beat the Packers 23-7.

Three of Minnesota’s wins have been on the final play of a game. They’ve been trailing in the fourth quarter in eight of their 11 one score victories. Despite their 12-3 record, the Vikings have been beaten by their opponents by just five points, 378-373.

There is much talk that the Vikings will not be successful in the postseason. We’ve seen that they are entertaining every time they take to the field, based on what we’ve seen in the first 16 weeks.

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