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Vikings At Lions Score Update: Joe Webb Adds His First Touchdown Pass

After the Detroit Lions got another field goal from Jason Hanson to make the score 34-21, the Minnesota Vikings have come back with another touchdown drive and have made this. . .unbelievably. . .a six-point game.

The drive included a bunch of big plays by quarterback Joe Webb, in the game in relief of an injured Christian Ponder. The Vikings got deep into Detroit territory, and found themselves facing a 4th-and-2. However, Toby Gerhart managed to convert the play for the Vikings, and a run by Webb got the team even closer to the goal line.

On 1st-and-goal from the 2-yard line, Webb went play-action and found Gerhart for a touchdown pass. It was the first touchdown reception of Gerhart's career, and the first passing touchdown of Webb's career. Webb had three rushing touchdowns prior to that, including a 65-yard run earlier in the second half that set a record for the longest touchdown run by a quarterback.

So somehow, despite having turned the ball over five times, the Minnesota Vikings find themselves within six points of the Detroit Lions at 34-28 with about seven minutes left in the fourth quarter.

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