Bridgewater’s return to Minnesota spoiled in 28-27 loss

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Carolina Panthers place kicker Joey Slye, attempts a field goal at the end of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Minneapolis. Slye missed the field goal and the Vikings won 28-27. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Teddy Bridgewater and the Carolina Panthers had plenty of chances to emerge from Minnesota with a gritty if ugly victory. They left with a frustrating 28-27 loss. Bridgewater threw an incomplete pass into the end zone on third-and-goal that cost the Panthers a chance to seal the game just after the 2-minute warning. The defense let Kirk Cousins lead the Vikings on a seven-play, 75-yard touchdown drive for the lead. Then Joey Slye missed a 54-yard field goal in the closing seconds. First-year Panthers coach Matt Rhule put the blame for the performance on him and his staff.

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