Peterson Helps Vikings Run Past Raiders 30-14
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Adrian Peterson ran for 203 yards and a touchdown in his record-tying sixth career 200-yard game, Cordarrelle Patterson returned a kick 97 yards for a score and the Minnesota Vikings took over sole possession of first place in the NFC North by beating the Oakland Raiders 30-14 on Sunday.
Teddy Bridgewater threw a touchdown pass, and the Vikings (7-2) held the Raiders' potent offense in check for their fifth straight win. Minnesota moved a game ahead of Green Bay in the division heading into next week's showdown at home with the Packers.
Derek Carr threw two touchdown passes for the Raiders, but also was intercepted twice. Oakland (4-5) lost its second straight game to fall further behind in the AFC playoff race.