Sep 14, 2014 at 6pm UK at ‚ÄčMall of America Field
New England Patriots
30-7
Minnesota Vikings
FT
Ridley (6:14)
10
Q1
7
Asiata (10:54)
Edelman (9:30), Jones (0:09)
14
Q2
0
3
Q3
0
3
Q4
0

Half-Time Report: New England Patriots hold commanding lead

Half-Time Report: Patriots hold commanding lead
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Scores from Julian Edelman, Stevan Ridley and Chandler Jones give the New England Patriots half-time control of their NFL clash against the Minnesota Vikings.

The New England Patriots are in control of their clash with the Minnesota Vikings at the break as they hold a 24-7 lead at TCF Stadium.

The Vikings, without Adrian Peterson in light of charges of child abuse during the week, began the game well as Matt Cassel hit tight end Kyle Rudolph for several completions, before finding Matt Asiata in the flat, and he sprinted into the endzone for a 25-yard touchdown.

New England responded well as Devin McCourty intercepted a Cassel pass and returned the ball to the one-yard line. Stevan Ridley then powered his way over behind his offensive line to level the scores.

Steven Gostkowski fired the Patriots ahead at the end of the first quarter with a 47-yard field goal. Tom Brady then found Julian Edelman in the back of the endzone for a nine-yard touchdown to put the visitors in the ascendency.

Bill Belichick's side went further ahead just before the break when Chandler Jones blocked a field goal and ran the ball 58 yards back for a touchdown.

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick on the sidelines during the game against Tampa Bay Buccaneers on August 16, 2013
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