Broncos 22 Vikings 19, Overtime

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
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Tavaris Jackson led a fourth-quarter comeback but made a costly fumble that allowed Denver to beat Minnesota 22-19.

Fortunately for Jackson, the fumble occurred after the Vikings already had been eliminated from the NFC playoff race. The Washington Redskins completed a 27-6 win over Dallas minutes earlier to grab the NFC's second wild-card berth.

The Vikings scored 16 points over the final 5:18 of regulation to extend the game. They won the coin flip, but Jackson was sacked and fumbled on the second play.

Elvis Dumervil recovered at the Minnesota 12, setting up Jason Elam's 30-yard field goal less than a minute into overtime.

Jackson threw two touchdown passes to Bobby Wade late in the fourth quarter, and ran for two-point conversions after each score.

The Vikings finish a disappointing 8-and-8 with losses in each of their last two games after controlling their playoff destiny.

The Broncos are 7-and-9, their first losing season since 1999.

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