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Vikings At Lions Score: Matthew Stafford Scores Game's First Offensive Touchdown

The offensive stalemate has been broken at Ford Field, with the Detroit Lions getting the first touchdown of the game that didn't involve a kick return or a punt return.

The Lions moved the ball 75 yards down the field on 11 plays. The final play of the drive looked a bit controversial, with Matthew Stafford going over the top of the pile from the 1-yard line. On the replay, it didn't appear that Stafford got the ball across the goal line. However, the officiating crew. . .not the replacement referees, remember. . .went under the hood and looked at it, as they do with every scoring play.

After the officials reviewed the play, however, it was determined that Stafford did get the ball into the end zone, and the touchdown call stood.

So, with 2:56 remaining at Ford Field, the Detroit Lions have made things interesting again, but the Minnesota Vikings still lead the game by a score of 20-13.

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