Lions At Vikings: Detroit Answers Back

After a rough first quarter of play, the Detroit Lions have shown some signs of life against the Minnesota Vikings, and have gotten themselves on the board.

Starting from their own 8-yard line, the Lions pushed the ball downfield thanks to a couple of nice catches by Titus Young and Calvin Johnson. Detroit pushed the ball all the way down to the Minnesota 10-yard line, but proceeded to lose yards on two consecutive plays, including an 11-yard sack by defensive tackle Kevin Williams on third down.

The Lions brought in the ageless Jason Hanson, who connected on a field goal from 41 yards out, and the Lions had their first points of the afternoon to cut their deficit to 10-3.

The Vikings' defense still hasn't allowed the Lions to convert a third down opportunity on the afternoon. The Lions only faced one third down on their most recent drive, and it resulted in the sack by Williams, making the Lions 0-for-4 on third down in the early going.

With a little more than eleven minutes left before halftime at the Metrodome, the Minnesota Vikings lead the Detroit Lions by a score of 10-3.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Minnesota

You must be a member of SB Nation Minnesota to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Minnesota. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Minnesota

You must be a member of SB Nation Minnesota to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Minnesota. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.