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Vikings At Lions Score Update: Visanthe Shiancoe Gets Minnesota On The Board

Say what you will about the Minnesota Vikings, but they're at least going to fight, it looks like.

The Vikings answered the Detroit Lions' most recent touchdown with a 10-play, 80-yard touchdown drive of their own on which Christian Ponder looked very good. After Toby Gerhart and Lorenzo Booker had a couple of carries to move the Vikings into Detroit territory, Ponder went to work. He made a great audible to hit Visanthe Shiancoe for a big gain, and found Percy Harvin for 17 yards on a big third down play to give the Vikings a first-and-goal at the Detroit 7.

On the next play, Shiancoe lined up next to Ponder in the backfield, faked like he was going to block, and took a nice screen pass from Ponder for a 7-yard touchdown and allowed Minnesota to cut the deficit to 21-7.

The Lions have again driven into Vikings territory as the first quarter comes to an end, with the Minnesota defense putting up little resistance.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.