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Lions At Vikings: Detroit Finally Dents The Scoreboard

Here we go again?

After the Lions and Vikings exchanged punts to start the third quarter of play, the Lions started out with good field position near the midfield stripe, and they took full advantage of it. Taking just four plays to move 52 yards, quarterback Matthew Stafford found the man they call "Megatron," wide receiver Calvin Johnson, deep down the right sideline for a 39-yard touchdown pass. With the extra point, the score went from 20-0 to 20-7 in favor of Minnesota.

The 52 yards that the Lions gained on their touchdown drive more than doubled their total yardage for the game. Detroit only had a total of 50 yards of offense in the first half of play.

The Vikings have now been outscored 48-3 in the second half of play thus far. They really, really need to get something done to get the lead back to what it was.

With 9:16 left in the third quarter and the Vikings in possession of the ball, Minnesota holds a 20-7 lead over the Detroit Lions.

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