In addition to Jackson's overtime fumble, the Vikings missed a number of opportunities in this one. Chester Taylor lost two fumbles -- the second leading to a Denver touchdown -- and fumbled a handoff from Jackson. WR Troy Williamson dropped a wide-open pass behind the Broncos secondary that most likely would have gone for a touchdown in the first half.
Vikings tackle Ryan Cook was called for a 15-yard face-mask penalty in the end zone, giving the Broncos a safety. ... With 36 yards, rookie RB Adrian Peterson finished the season as the NFC's leading rusher. It marks the first time a rookie has accomplished that feat since Barry Sanders did it in 1989.