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Vikings At Lions Score: Blair Walsh Extends Minnesota Lead To 10-3

The Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions exchanged punts after the Jason Hanson field goal to make the score 7-3. The Vikings started their second possession at their own 9-yard line, and started off with Adrian Peterson moving the ball steadily.

The Vikings tried their first deep pass attempt on the drive, with the returning Jerome Simpson drawing a big pass interference call to move the ball to the Detroit 32-yard line after the 31-yard penalty. However, the Vikings' drive stalled out from there, and rookie Blair Walsh came on for a 49-yard field goal attempt. Despite hitting the left upright, Walsh managed to get the kick home, and the Minnesota lead was once again back at seven points at 10-3.

Minnesota's offense is again taking what the defense is giving them. Christian Ponder has completed six of his seven pass attempts, but those completions have gone for just 23 yards. Adrian Peterson has five carries for 30 yards in the early going.

We're on to the second quarter of play at Ford Field in Detroit, with the Minnesota Vikings holding a 10-3 lead over the Detroit Lions.

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