Minnesota Vikings-Detroit Lions: Week 3 Quick Hits

JP FrederickCorrespondent ISeptember 26, 2010

MINNEAPOLIS - JANUARY 03:  Antoine Winfield #26 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates a stop against the New York Giants on January 3, 2010 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Giants 44-7.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Practically every yard AP gets, he gets on his own.  He's the modern Barry Sanders, with some Earl Campbell in there too.  Starting center John Sullivan suffered an early injury and Ryan Cook replaced him, so the lanes don't figure to get any wider anytime soon.

The Lions secondary gives up entirely too much room; if Greg Lewis is wide open by five yards, you've got some problems to work out.  They seem to be a lot like the Vikings, relying and praying that their defensive line can get to the quarterback before their secondary breaks. 

Minnesota's defense is angry and fast and thumping the Lions, limiting their drives and opportunities with ease.  Detroit's offense only has 10 total yards, and seven of those came on one reception.

The Vikings' sloppy play is stopping them more than the Lions so far.  False starts, blocks in the back, AP whiffing on an easy third-down reception.  They're still out of sync, still looking like they're playing preseason games.

The players probably hate TV timeouts more than the fans.  They just stand around, hands on their hip.  Bored. 

UPDATE: Biggest play in the game so far: Detroit defensive lineman Corey Williams made an athletic and smart play on a Vikings screen pass, returning the ball to the Vikings 12-yard line.  On third down, a scrambling Shaun Hill found Tony Scheffler four yards deep in the end zone for a touchdown.

Seven-zip, Detroit.  3:04 to go in the first quarter.  And the booing begins.