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Headline Story: This time, Greg Joseph was the hero.
The Vikings kicker drilled a 54-yard field goal on the final play to give them a 19-17 victory over Detroit on Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium. And several teammates responded by carrying him off the field on their shoulders.
It was a far cry from Sept. 19, when Joseph missed a 37-yard field goal on the final play of the Vikings’ 34-33 loss at Arizona. After that game, teammates consoled Joseph in the locker room, and wide receiver Adam Thielen told Joseph he was confident he would get another chance to kick a big field goal.
That chance came three weeks later.
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Trey Lance did something Sunday he never did as a college starter: He lost.
The rookie quarterback made his starting debut and couldn't prevent the 49ers from dropping their third straight game, a 17-10 defeat to the Cardinals (5-0), who remained the NFL's only unbeaten team. The 49ers dropped to 2-3.
Head coach Kyle Shanahan created a conservative game plan centered around Lance's legs. The third overall pick who went 17-0 at North Dakota State, Lance had 89 yards on 16 carries. He completed 15 of 29 passes for 192 yards and threw an interception, posting a 58.4 passer rating.