In a first half that featured some sloppy football, the Vikings trailed 7-3 going to the second half.
In what would end up being a 29-26 roller coaster ride of a loss, it's easy to see why both purple-clad teams struggled to put up points, with the east coast getting crushed by a massive snowstorm.
Here are shots from around the early games out east.
That last one is the Raven outside of M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore's home field.
As for the action on the field, a standout moment came from Cordarrelle Patterson on a kick return.
The man is a force. Unfortunately, the Purple defense looked a lot like Ravens kicker Justin Tucker in the final quarter.