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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.

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