WATCH: Kene Nwangwu burn the Patriots’ special teams for a touchdown

The Minnesota Vikings came into Thursday night seventh in return yards per kick return at 23.9, but only had a long of 39 on the season.

After making the Pro Bowl last season with two return touchdowns, Kene Nwangwu finally busted one out with a 97-yard kick return touchdown.

Considering the Vikings third-quarter struggles on offense this season, getting a big return from Nwangwu was massive.

The Patriots try to pin Nwangwu deep on the right side of the field to help prevent a long return. The Vikings seal off the incoming pressure and Nwangwu uses great vision to get the edge and takes it 97 yards for a touchdown.

With his third return touchdown since the beginning of 2021, he leads the NFL in that category.

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