Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions: Live Score, Video and Analysis
After a nail-biter, the Detroit Lions stop the Vikings on the one-yard-line to hold one to a 34-28 victory that brings them to an 8-5 record.
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After bringing in NT Letroy Guion as a lead blocker for Toby Gerhart, Joe Webb throws a TD pass to Gerhart off play-action. 34-28 Lions.
Will Stafford be able to answer back? He better, because if he doesn't, the Vikings are within a touchdown of taking the lead.
On the return, Percy Harvin sets the Vikings up with nice field position as he brings the ball back to Detroit's 40-yard line.
Detroit creeps into the redzone, but a penalty at the line of scrimmage holds them to a Jason Hanson field goal.
A holding call on the Lions on the ensuing return erases a 71-yard return for Detroit.
Joe Webb runs 65-yards for Minnesota Vikings touchdown. This one may not be over just yet.
Just saw Joe Webb warming up for the Vikings on the sideline. Is Christian Ponder's day over? It could be because of that cheap shot from Tulloch.
Ponder throws another interception to Eric Wright.
After the play, a late hit on Ponder from Stephen Tulloch gives Detroit a 15-yard penalty.
And on Third-and-twenty-five, Ponder will take a knee and allow the clock to run out on the half. Probably a good idea with how many turnovers the Vikings already have today.
That will bring us to halftime with a score of 31-14 in favor of the Lions.
Ponder is stripped again, but luckily Toby Gerhart was able to fall on it.
And the kick is good. 31-14. That is the most points in the first half of a game since 1985 for the Lions.
Nice coverage from Asher Allen keeps Nate Burleson out of the endzone and forces the Lions to attempt a field goal.
The previous play is under review but it doesn't appear he had possession. And the booth review confirms that ruling.
Jared Allen sacks Stafford once again! That's a huge milestone for the league's leader in sacks, 100 of them. Congratulations No. 69, you've earned it.
After forcing the Lions to punt, the Vikings turn the ball over yet again.
Lorenzo Booker fumbles his second ball today. He probably won't be on the field much more today.
A failed third-down conversion will force the Vikings to punt.
Ponder throws another near-pick. Lucky break for the Vikings offense. I haven't been impressed by Ponder at all today. He really needs to clean up his game if he wants to mount any sort of comeback.
A key drop by Titus Young will make a three-and-out for the Lions. Momentum is starting to sway in the Vikings favor, but will it last?
Another Jared Allen sack on that drive gives him the league-lead and he's only a half a sack away from 100 for his career. I bet that doesn't make Lions fans too happy.
Ponder delivers a much needed strike to find Percy Harvin in the endzone for a Minnesota touchdown.
Harvin is quietly having a Pro-Bowl season. With Adrian Peterson out, he really is the only playmaker the Vikings have on offense. If the Vikings want to claw their way back into this game, they'll keep finding Percy Harvin.
Another key turnover for the Vikings. Ponder throws a pick and its returned for a touchdown. 28-7 Lions.
With another first-down-pass, the Vikings are at first-and goal. They're putting together a nice drive here.
A nice little TE screen to Shiancoe finally gets the Vikings on the board. Touchdown Minnesota. That play was right out of the Lions' playbook.
A strike to TE Brandon Pettigrew gives Detroit another touchdown and a 21-0 lead.
Cliff Avril with a sack on Ponder force the Vikings to punt.
This start has been a nightmare for the Vikings. The Detroit defense is just consuming the Vikings offensive line.
The ruling on the field is confirmed and that's another Detroit touchdown. 14-0 Lions
A deep ball to Titus Young appears to be a Lions touchdown, but the play is under review because Vikings S Jamarca Sanford batted the ball loose just as the receiver entered the endzone. They'll be checking to see if Young broke the plain before the ball popped loose.
Jared Allen gets to the QB and you can hear the Boo's raining down on the field - no doubt because of his harsh comments about the city of Detroit.
1.5 sacks away from 100 on his career. Can Allen do it today?
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