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Lions vs. Vikings: Vikings snap 2-game losing streak, win 34-24

Adrian Peterson rushed for 171 yards and a touchdown and the Minnesota Vikings improved to 6-4 with a 34-24 win against Detroit on Sunday.

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Christian Ponder received an endorsement from Vikings general manager Rick Spielman on Wednesday, and was touted as the quarterback of the future in Minnesota.

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Week 11 Power Rankings have the Vikes in between

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Vikings make it through Week 10 without injuries

The Minnesota Vikings escaped Week 10 without any significant injuries, and a pre-existing injury to wide receiver Percy Harvin will get some time to heal up during the upcoming bye week.

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Vikings drop Lions 34-24

Behind another huge game from Adrian Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings moved to 6-4 on the season with a 34-24 win against the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

Peterson rushed for 171 yards and a touchdown on Sunday, his fourth straight game with at least 123 rushing yards. He got off to a slow start against Detroit, but was huge in the fourth quarter. Peterson ran for 110 yards in the fourth quarter. After Detroit scored to cut Minnesota's lead to 24-17, Peterson answered with a 61-yard touchdown run.

Minnesota jumped out early, taking a 10-0 lead after the first quarter. The Vikings led 13-3 at halftime and 24-10 early in the fourth quarter but Detroit came right back. Two big catches by Calvin Johnson led to a Lions touchdown, pulling Detroit within seven, but that was as close as it would get.

Detroit had the ball down seven, but failed to pickup a first down and Peterson broke the game open with a touchdown run shortly after. Johnson continued to rack up yards and a late touchdown. He finished with 12 receptions for 207 yards and a touchdown.

With the win, Minnesota improved to 6-4 while Detroit remains in the NFC North cellar at 4-5.

Fantasy studs and duds

After a slow start, Adrian Peterson finished strong and ended up rushing for 171 yards and a touchdown. Calvin Johnson caught 12 passes for 207 yards and scored a touchdown. Johnson just missed another touchdown, getting tackled at the 1-yard line.

After scoring three touchdowns last week, Mikel Leshoure was limited to 43 yards and no touchdowns against Minnesota.

Injury report

Cliff Avril left the game for Detroit with a concussion while Lions cornerback Chris Houston left the game in the fourth quarter with a leg injury.

Did they cover?

Detroit opened as a 3-point favorite, and failed to cover by a wide margin.

What's next?

Nov. 25, 1 p.m. ET: Minnesota vs. Chicago

Nov. 18, 1 p.m. ET: Detroit vs. Green Bay

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Vikings vs. Lions inactive lists

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin is inactive Sunday against the Detroit Lions after spraining his ankle last week against the Seattle Seahawks. Harvin had been listed as doubtful on the injury reports this week.

Other inactive players for Minnesota are quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, defensive back Brandon Burton, linebacker Marvin Mitchell, offensive lineman Mark Asper, tight end Allen Reisner and defensive tackle Letroy Guion.

The Lions will still be without defensive tackle Corey Williams, who has missed two games due to a knee injury. The team also remains without starting safety Louis Delmas, who has played in just three games this season.

Other inactives for the Lions are defensive back Amari Spievey, offensive lineman Corey Hilliard, offensive lineman Jason Fox, quarterback Kellen Moore and wide receiver Brian Robiskie.

The Vikings beat the Lions in Detroit, 20-13, earlier this season, despite not scoring an offensive touchdown. Harvin's 105-yard kickoff return for a touchdown provided one of Minnesota's scores in that game.

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Percy Harvin out for Vikings vs. Lions

Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin will miss Sunday's game with a sprained ankle.

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Vikings, Lions battle in crucial division game

The Vikings look to get their season back on track on Sunday when they host the Lions in the Metrodome.

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Vikings Percy Harvin doubtful for Sunday vs. Lions

Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin is listed as doubtful for Sunday's contest against the Lions.

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Harvin expected to miss game vs. Lions

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin will likely miss the Vikings game against the Detroit Lions on Sunday according to a team source.

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