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NFL Week 3 Quick Hit: Minnesota Vikings Versus Detroit Lions

MINNEAPOLIS - SEPTEMBER 19:  Quarterback Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings watches from the sidelines during the first half of the game against the Miami Dolphins on September 19, 2010 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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JP FrederickCorrespondent ISeptember 26, 2010

After a muffed punt towards the end of the first quarter, Brett Favre nearly missed a wide, wide, Wide open Percy Harvin.  Harvin dove and caught the ball and rolled in the end zone for a touchdown that was much harder than it needed to be.

The Vikings defense has forced at least four dropped passes because of hard hits.  Husain Abdullah has shown why the coaching staff had confidence in him, with eight total tackles, two passes defended, and a nose for the ball. 

Not much compares to a 50-year-old woman with dyed purple hair and a beer in her hand, pumping her fist along to Queen's "We Will Rock You."

Ed Hochuli has to be the best self-promoter in the NFL.  The public address announcer doesn't say, "The referee signals first down."  He says, "Ed Hochuli signals first down."  Chad Ochocinco and Jared Allen's mullet are jealous of what Hochuli's been able to do.

AP got a sliver of a hole towards the middle of the line and slid six yards into the end zone to give Minnesota the lead they deserve to have right now.

Favre's thrown two picks today, giving him six on the season.  One was a great play by a defensive lineman and on the second one the ball got tipped as he threw and it hung in the air forever until Alphonso Smith caught it.  The Favre detractors will love pointing to his interception total, but let it be known: these ones weren't his fault.  Of course, that doesn't mean the next six won't be his fault.

That last interception led to a Lions field goal as time expired.  At halftime, it's 14-10 Minnesota, and the Vikings will be receiving the ball to start the second half.  

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