It was playing itself out as a storybook ending to a great comeback for the Minnesota Vikings as Teddy Bridgewater was leading the team down the field on the final drive only trailing by three.

However, with seconds left on the game clock and the Vikings already in field goal range, Bridgewater dropped back to pass only to have the ball knocked away by Dwight Freeney and be recovered by the Arizona Cardinals.

The Cardinals would hold on to win 23-20.

The ironic ending to this game was very similar to that of the loss earlier this year where the Vikings were driving in the waning moments of that game only to lose the football on a strip sack in that game too.

The bad news is they not only had a chance to tie, but they had fought back and given themselves a chance to potentially win.

The good news is they are 6-5 and currently sit in the 5th spot in the NFC playoff race and if the season were to end today, they would be in.

More bad news though, the season doesn't end today and the Vikings are going to have to regroup and find a way to finish some of these games like tonight and turn their fortunes around.

Bridgewater ended the night 25/36, 335 yards and 1 touchdown while getting a boost from Adrian Peterson who rushed for 69 yards and 1 touchdown.