Vikings vs. Raiders Play the Most Boring NFL Game in 16 Years as Passtronaut Josh Dobbs Underwhelms

Published 12/11/2023, 1:20 PM EST

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QB Joshua Dobbs has given one of the worst performances of his six-year-long career. Though the Vikings won 3-0 against the Raiders, calling the game boring is going to be an understatement. The scoreboard suffered from a long drought, as both teams couldn’t score a single point until the last two minutes remaining in the game. Imagine the plight of fans who watched the game.

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This game has eclipsed last week’s Patriots vs Chargers dud by a mile. Furthermore, it has matched a 16-year long-standing record that the teams and the NFL itself are not proud of. The last time a 3-0 score was registered was in 2007 when the Dolphins lost against the Steelers. That game too resonated the same tone as the Raiders vs the Vikings debacle. The QBs didn’t turn up, and it was a field kick in the last quarter that saved the tie.

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It rarely happens when both of the teams don’t score a single point until the last two minutes. If Greg Joseph had not kicked the ball by the end, then this game would have resulted in a tie. The Raiders who have now lost three in a row were able to touch only 200 passing yards as a team and the Vikings managed 230 total yards. This raises questions about the performances of the QBs during the game. NFL Rookie Watch shared the stats on X.

While pointing out the boring nature of the game, the tweet whipped the QBs for their forgettable performances by producing their stats.

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He started with the Vikings’ QB, Josh Dobbs, who completed only 10 of his 23 passes before Nick Mullens replaced him. Mullens produced a 69% passing percentage and a far better 83 passing yards in a very short time. Meanwhile, Raiders’ Aidan O’Connell covered 142 passing yards with a 65% completion rate but was intercepted by rookie LB, Ivan Pace Jr., who produced a game-winning sack. The question arises: are the QBs going through a slump or was this a one-off situation?

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The Vikings may have won the game and registered seven victories, but QB Dobbs’s performance is a cause of concern. They have defeated an AFC West opponent after a gap of three years, but their keyman has just produced 8 TDs in the whole season. The Vikings are now surely scratching their heads if they want to go with Dobbs for the rest of the games or should they give a chance to Nick Mullens.

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On the other hand, Aidan O’Connell has played seven games this season but only made four TDs with 7 interceptions. The Raiders do not have many options left as the season is ending. How will the teams deal with their respective QB troubles next week? The Raiders will play against the Chargers on Thursday and the Vikings will be facing off the Bengals on Saturday.

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Hitesh Sharma

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