Vikings beat Jacksonville in overtime in ugly, wild game

MINNEAPOLIS — The Vikings’ effort to reach the playoffs, after a 1-5 start, is measured only in wins. They got their fifth in six games to reach .500 on Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium, and the fact they received no style points for it, before a pivotal game in Tampa against the Buccaneers next Sunday, ultimately does not matter. The fact of the matter is, though, that in the final two installments of their three-game homestand, the Vikings allowed defensive touchdowns to start the second half and came within two missed field goals of dropping back-to-back games to the Panthers and Jaguars. They a…

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