But when Jaren Hall ultimately got put out of the game with a concussion, Dobbs was thrown in with minimal preparation. He was put into an improbable, almost impossible situation.
He answered the bell by leading a 13-play, 75-yard drive that ended with a six-yard dart to Brandon Powell to give the Minnesota Vikings the 31-28 lead.
Nobody could have predicted that the Vikings could win this game with Josh Dobbs coming off of five days of preparation. Dobbs has shown off both his arms and his legs on the way to the lead for Minnesota.
This has been a spirited performance from both Dobbs and this Minnesota offense, and you have to think that Kirk Cousins is somewhere smiling hard, watching his team fight with all their might to salvage this season in his absence.