Vikings Win Lowest Scoring Game in 16 Years! Defense Dominates 3-0 Victory

It is only the third game that ended with 3:0 in the last 40 years, and the last time it was 0:0 was in 1943

by Sededin Dedovic
Vikings Win Lowest Scoring Game in 16 Years! Defense Dominates 3-0 Victory
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NFL Week 13 had plenty of excitement and spills, from dominant performances to historic low-scoring battles. Here's a look at some of the biggest stories: Cowboys Stomp Eagles, Remain Atop NFC East: The Dallas Cowboys continued their run in the NFC East, crushing the Philadelphia Eagles 33-13 on Sunday Night Football.

Dak Prescott threw two touchdowns, Brandon Aubrey hit four field goals and the Cowboys extended their home winning streak to 15 games. Both teams are now 10-3 atop the division, setting the stage for an epic showdown in the final weeks.

Vikings win lowest scoring game in 16 years: Perhaps the most surprising result of the week came from Minnesota, where the Vikings came away with a 3-0 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders. This was the NFL's worst game in 16 years, with Greg Joseph's field goal with just over two minutes left proving to be the difference.

It was only the third 3-0 game in the last 40 years, highlighting the defensive prowess on display. 49ers Cruise to 10th Win with Purdy's Heroics: The San Francisco 49ers continued their impressive streak, defeating the Seattle Seahawks 28-16 behind two touchdown passes by Brock Purdy and two touchdowns by Deeb Samuel.

Purdy has been a revelation at quarterback since taking over for the injured Trey Lance, and plays with the confidence of a seasoned veteran. Broncos return to playoff race with Herberts injury: The Denver Broncos kept their playoff hopes alive with a convincing 24-7 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers.

Russell Wilson threw two touchdown passes, including a 54-yard bomb, and the Broncos' defense kept the Chargers' high-powered offense in check. The victory was bittersweet for Denver, however, as Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert suffered a broken finger in the first half.

Bills edge Chiefs in exciting finish: The Buffalo Bills pulled off a dramatic 20-17 victory over the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs. With just over a minute left, Patrick Mahomes appeared to orchestrate the game-winning drive, connecting with Travis Kelce who then found Kadarius Toney in the endzone.

However, the refs ruled Toney offside, negating the touchdown and preserving the Bills' victory. As the NFL season goes on, the battle for playoff spots intensifies, this round was marked by the most ineffective game in the last 16 years.