Lions Make Too Many Mistakes En Route To 24-10 Loss To Vikings

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Lions Doomed By Costly Mistakes In 24-10 Loss To Vikings

Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Adrian Peterson scored twice to help the Minnesota Vikings to their first win of the season with a 24-10 victory over the Detroit Lions.

Peterson finished the game with 23 carries for 160 yards, including a career- high 80-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, as the Vikings (1-2) bounced back from losses to New Orleans and Miami to start the season in which the team totaled just 19 points.

Brett Favre didn't have a great game as he was picked off twice and went 23- for-34 with 201 yards and a score, but it was enough to extend Minnesota's home winning streak against the Lions to 13 games as the team has not lost at home to Detroit since 1997.

Shaun Hill, making his second consecutive start in place of an injured Matthew Stafford, went 29-for-43 with 237 yards, one score and two fourth quarter interceptions for the Lions (0-3), who have lost 22 straight games as the visitors.

Calvin Johnson had six catches for 56 yards while rookie Jahvid Best, who came into the game with five touchdowns, was limited to 26 yards on seven carries and two receptions for 13 yards in the loss.


Lions Vs. Vikings: Inactives

Detroit Lions

QB Matthew Stafford
RB Kevin Smith
WR Nate Burleson
OT Jason Fox
OG Manny Ramirez
DE Willie Young
LB Zack Follett
LB Landon Johnson

Quick analysis: With both Follett and Johnson out, the Lions are down a starter and a backup at outside linebacker.

Minnesota Vikings

QB Joe Webb (third quarterback)
RB Albert Young
C Jon Cooper
DE Everson Griffen
DE Jayme Mitchell
DT Fred Evans
LB Erin Henderson
SS Tyrell Johnson

Quick analysis: Percy Harvin is active for the Vikings and will start despite issues with migraines and a hip injury.


Lions Vs. Vikings: Injury Report

Three players are out for the Lions, as previously reported. Below is a look at the rest of the injury report.

Detroit Lions

QB Matthew Stafford (Right Shoulder) - Out

WR Nate Burleson (Ankle) - Out

OG Stephen Peterman (Foot) - Questionable

DE Cliff Avril (Knee) - Questionable

LB Zack Follett (Concussion) - Out

LB Landon Johnson (Neck) - Questionable

LB DeAndre Levy (Groin) - Questionable

LB Ashlee Palmer (Ankle) - Probable

S C.C. Brown (Forearm) - Probable

S Louis Delmas (Groin) - Probable

Minnesota Vikings

QB Brett Favre (Right Elbow) - Probable

WR Bernard Berrian (Knee) - Probable

WR Percy Harvin (Hip) - Probable

OT Bryant McKinnie (Finger) - Probable

C John Sullivan (Calf) - Probable

DT Jimmy Kennedy (Knee) - Questionable

LB Ben Leber (Back) - Probable

CB Chris Cook (Knee) - Questionable

CB Cedric Griffin (Knee) - Questionable

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