MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - It was like Christmas came early at the U.S. Bank Stadium Sunday afternoon.
The Vikings captured the NFC title as they clinched the win against the Cincinnati Bengals. Fans were thrilled about the big win and hope the team rides the momentum to the Super Bowl.
“The Vikings have absolutely dominated this game,” Joe Bennett, a Vikings fan said. “Such a fun game to watch – defense, offense, it’s all around a phenomenal game.”
The team played so well that Teddy Bridgewater was able to step in and play. The entire stadium gave him a standing ovation. It was the first time he played since his massive knee injury.
“I love Bridgewater,” Jacob Rongitseh, another Vikings fan said. “Loved him since day one as a rookie and I liked seeing him in. That interception—it wasn’t him, but he’ll bounce back.”
Football fans of all ages were filled with excitement. It was 8-year-old Isaac Tesky’s first Vikings game. He had a feeling the Vikings would pull out a win from the first play, he said.
“I think we are going to win—I thought we were going to win at the start and now that I saw this it’s just going to be a big blowout,” Tesky said.
Vikings player Dalvin Cook is currently injured, but that didn’t stop his mother Varondria Burnett from feeling the excitement of seeing all the purple jerseys.
“I was like oh my God, I wish he was playing but we’re here to support them doing good,” Burnett said. “It makes him feel better—he says when the team is feeling good it just makes me feel better.”
“Five more wins, that’s all we need,” said a Vikings fan.
It would be a dream come true for Vikings players and for their fans to play in their hometown for the Super bowl, they told Fox 9.