Lions 34, Vikings 24 Final
It was the Reggie Bush show today at Ford Field in Detroit. Bush finished with 191 combined yards in his Lions' debut. His 77-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter was his only touchdown as he set the table for fellow running back Joique Bell to rush for two touchdowns on six carries.
Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford was able to do just about anything he wanted. He finished 28-for-43 with 357 yards and twp touchdowns. Surprisingly, Calvin Johnson was limited to only four receptions for 37 yards.
For the Vikings, Adrian Peterson opened the season with a 78-yard touchdown run that gave the Vikings an early 7-0 lead. The Lions shut him down for most of the game as he finished with only 93 yards on 18 carries—incredibly, that's only 15 yards on his next 17 carries.
Minnesota quarterback Christian Ponder finished 18-of-28 for 236 yards, but his three interceptions killed any chances of the Vikings pulling off an upset.