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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.