NFL season 2016

Minnesota Vikings deny Odell Beckham Jr and mystify Eli Manning in 24-10 win over New York Giants

Sam Bradford threw a touchdown pass to tight end Kyle Rudolph for the third straight game and kept his turnover-free streak intact to help his side improve to 4-0

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 04 October, 2016, 12:33pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 04 October, 2016, 12:33pm

Minnesota’s defence denied Odell Beckham Jr all night and forced two turnovers that led to 10 points, and the Vikings mystified Eli Manning yet again during a 24-10 victory on Monday over the New York Giants.

Sam Bradford threw a touchdown pass to tight end Kyle Rudolph for the third straight game and kept his turnover-free streak intact, helping the Vikings (4-0) lead from start to finish after falling behind in each of their first three wins.

Beckham, who has yet to score this season, was smothered by cornerback Xavier Rhodes and had 23 yards on three catches.

Victor Cruz and Sterling Shepard were quiet, too, and Manning was erratic while finishing 25 for 45 for just 261 yards.

Rhodes picked him off in the third quarter , the 15th interception for Manning in eight career starts against the Vikings.

Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon each ran for a touchdown as the Vikings rushed for a season-high 104 yards, while Bradford went 26 for 36 for 262 yards.

The Vikings have allowed only 50 points in four games.

The Giants defensive backs are so depleted by injuries that wide receivers were playing safety in practice this week.

Andrew Adams, promoted from the practice squad last week, started at safety for Nat Berhe, while Trevin Wade started at cornerback for Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and struggled all game.