Minnesota Vikings defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson blundered in Sunday’s recreation in opposition to the Cleveland Browns.

The Vikings allowed a Browns landing with 1:16 remaining within the first half. Cleveland was attempting the PAT try when Richardson tried to name timeout. However, the Vikings had no extra timeouts and have been penalized for a delay of recreation.

Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson (9) warms up on the sidelines against the Kansas City Chiefs before the game at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. 

Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive deal with Sheldon Richardson (9) warms up on the sidelines in opposition to the Kansas City Chiefs earlier than the sport at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. 
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Cleveland determined to go for 2 factors as a substitute of the one and transformed to go up 8-7. Cleveland would then kick a subject objective with 6 seconds remaining within the half to take an 11-7 lead into the locker room.

It was a wierd choice for Richardson to make. It won’t be that large within the grand scheme of issues, however it will probably solely be likened to Hall of Famer Chris Webber calling a timeout throughout Michigan’s nationwide championship recreation in opposition to North Carolina in 1993.

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Cleveland Browns defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (90) pressures Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) as he throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, in Minneapolis.

Cleveland Browns defensive finish Jadeveon Clowney (90) pressures Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) as he throws a go throughout the first half of an NFL soccer recreation, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, in Minneapolis.
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Richardson, a former Browns defensive lineman, got here into the sport with solely two tackles to his credit score. He had 64 whole with Cleveland final season.

Cleveland’s Baker Mayfield was 11-for-22 with 98 passing yards. Kareem Hunt had eight carries for 50 yards and the lone landing.

Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson (90) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals won 34-33. 

Minnesota Vikings defensive deal with Sheldon Richardson (90) throughout the second half of an NFL soccer recreation, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals gained 34-33. 
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Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins was 9-for-15 with 84 yards and a landing go. The landing go went to Justin Jefferson within the first quarter. Jefferson had three catches for 32 yards.