Vikings vs. Lions: Minnesota's Winners, Losers in Week 3 Loss

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Vikings vs. Lions: Minnesota's Winners, Losers in Week 3 Loss
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The Minnesota Vikings disappointed fans once again as they blew another first-half lead in a 26-23 overtime loss to the Detroit Lions. As the Vikings drop their third game after a significant lead at halftime, there are all kinds of questions surrounding this organization as it gets nice and comfy in the basement of its division.

In the defeat, however, we saw a lot of things out of the Vikings that no one seemed to expect.

The return of Kevin Williams marked the re-establishment of the Vikings defensive line as one of the top front-fours in the NFL.

Though the Vikings secondary was certainly challenged in the game, it showed a lot of good things as well, as it silenced Calvin Johnson, Jr. through nearly three whole quarters.

These subtle optimisms did exist in other areas on the field, but the embarrassment was just as evident.

Here are the biggest winners and losers of Sunday's matchup between the Vikings and Lions.

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