Kyle Rudolph Touchdown: Vikings Tight End Makes Amazing Catch Against Broncos (VIDEO)

12/05/2011 08:27 am ET

Before the latest installment of "Tebow Time" got underway on Sunday (and it began a little earlier than usual), the Vikings put together a wild first half that included a safety, two field goals and an incredible touchdown catch from rookie tight end Kyle Rudolph.

Late in the second quarter, the Vikings marched down the field and barely got inside the red zone. Quarterback Christian Ponder dropped back to the 25 and floated a pass to Rudolph in the end zone. The former Notre Dame standout never got in a good position to make the catch as he was blanketed by safety Quinton Carter.

So Rudolph improvised. He jumped and reached directly over Carter to make the grab, holding the ball over his helmet. Denver safety Brian Dawkins tried to dislodge the ball but Rudolph had already taken a few steps and completed the process of the catch. Carter was called for pass interference and the Broncos took a 12-7 lead.

However, Tim Tebow and the Denver defense took over in the second half and won the game to stay atop the AFC West with the Oakland Raiders.