Minnesota started out on their own 25-yard line after forcing the Lions to punt, and they needed just two plays to go the distance. The Vikings gave the ball to Adrian Peterson on first down on a pitch to the left that gained 19 yards. After a five-yard penalty for delay of game on the Vikings, Peterson found the right side much more to his liking, as he got through a couple of tackles and streaked 61 yards to the end zone for the touchdown. Blair Walsh added the extra point, and the Vikings' lead is back to two scores at 31-17.
Peterson now has 21 carries for 143 yards on the afternoon, the fifth consecutive game that he has gone over the century mark.
We have about seven minutes left at the Metrodome, and the Vikings lead the Lions 31-17 and are looking for more.