The Minnesota Vikings held Dak Prescott to his fewest yards passing in an NFL game and staged a late comeback against the Dallas Cowboys tonight, but they came up short on a late two-point conversion and lost, 17-15. After hitting Jerick McKinnon for a touchdown pass, Sam Bradford airmailed his two-point throw a few yards above his receiver’s head, effectively ending the game.
But the play should not have counted, as Cedric Thornton got Bradford right in the face just after he released the ball. An official was staring right at the play, but he missed it, and the Vikings lost.
The Vikings have now lost six of their last seven games and their playoff chances have fallen to 32 percent, per FiveThirtyEight. That’s a disappointing place to be after a promising 5-1 start without Adrian Peterson and Teddy Bridgewater. They should have had a late chance to force overtime tonight, but they got hosed.