Lions vs. Vikings: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

Ty Schalter@tyschalterNFL National Lead WriterSeptember 25, 2011

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 18:  Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions gets ready to pass the football during a NFL game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Ford Field on September 18, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions won 48-3 (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)
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The 3-0 Detroit Lions put the Minnesota Vikings' mark at 0-3 today with a dramatic overtime road win. For the first time in thirty years, the Lions were favored to win at Mall of America Field--and unlike that day, the Lions got it done. The Lions will keep pace with winner of the Packers - Bears game in the playoff race.

The Vikings' season, however, is now on life support. The NFC North is one of the toughest divisions in football this year, if not the toughest--and the Vikings just played their theoretically-easiest division game and couldn't get it done.

The Lions overcame mountainous expectations, and a 20-0 first half performance by the Vikings, to take home their seventh straight regular-season win, and break a decades-long streak of futility in Minnesota.

Read back over this live blog to get my, and Michael Schottey's, real-time analysis!

FINAL Score: Lions 26-Vikings 23

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