Vikings convert clever fake punt vs Saints

You don’t always see teams try to convert a fake punt but the Minnesota Vikings did just that on Sunday morning.

With the Vikings offense sputtering and struggling to string together successful drives, head coach Kevin O’Connell and special teams coordinator Matt Daniels decided to pull a trick out of their bag of goodies to try and spark the offense.

Vikings rookie punter Ryan Wright is a former high school quarterback and does a good job hitting rookie wide receiver Jalen Nailor for his first catch in the National Football League.

The drive continued after the conversion but stalled after a couple of penalties. That led to a Greg Joseph field goal to put the Vikings up 19-14.

The Vikings have spoken often about being more aggressive and trying to take advantage of situations and thy did just that on this fake punt.

Story originally appeared on Vikings Wire