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Minnesota Vikings-Detroit Lions: Week Three Quick Hits

NEW ORLEANS - SEPTEMBER 09:  Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings at Louisiana Superdome on September 9, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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JP FrederickCorrespondent ISeptember 26, 2010

Brett Favre is killing the Lions linebackers on quick hitches.  Jeff Dugan, Jim Kleinsasser, doesn't matter who.  That play is coming easy.

The Vikings are also trying to roll Favre out more to switch up the pocket.  On the first play of the second half, Favre rolled out and was looking deep but couldn't find anyone.  Favre moved up and found Adrian Peterson for a little dump that ended up gaining 17 yards.  That Vikings drive stalled however, leading to only a field goal.  

After a middling Detroit drive where the biggest play was a dubious unnecessary roughness penalty on Pat Williams, Adrian Peterson had a run for the scrapbook.  On the first play of the drive—a simple dive behind the left guard—AP bounced to the right, stiff-armed a defender to the ground, then sprinted 70 yards past several Lions defenders.  80-yard touchdown.

There's been a few skirmishes, resulting in a chorus of cheers from the fans.  One large donnybrook involved at least half of each team.

Minnesota's defense has picked it up, holding Detroit to 21 total yards and only two first downs that quarter.  The defensive line has been exerting their will on the Lions offensive line.

24-10 after three quarters with the Vikings driving, trying to punctuate an excellent second half and show the rest of the NFL they are back on track.

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