3. The refs gifted the Vikings a touchdown before halftime
There’s no defending this particular play and the awful job the team in stripes did in not seeing what was right in front of them. Before halftime, and the Giants up 17-7, Kirk Cousins hit wide receiver K.J. Osborn for a score to bring Minnesota within 17-14. However, that scored should have been wiped away due to holding.
As has been the case throughout the year, Thibodeaux was held on that Vikings touchdown, but no laundry hit the turf. This wasn’t just a hold, though. What Minnesota did to the No. 5 overall pick would be considered assault in just about every state. How in the world did the Vikings get away with this?
Offensive tackle Christian Darrisaw abused Thibodeaux there and a flag had to be thrown. Instead, it wasn’t and Thibodeaux was in complete and total disbelief. This is just the latest example of the rookie pass-rusher working his tail off and then a call not going his way. The refs can’t keep letting this crap slide.