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Late Touchdown Helps Lions To First Half Lead

The Detroit Lions appear to be taking advantage of a tired Minnesota Vikings squad, controlling the play for the first half of their matchup today.

Lions quarterback Shaun Hill found Nate Burleson in the corner of the end zone with 28 seconds left in the half to give the Lions a 10-0 advantage at the break. Dave Rayner also nailed a season-long 55 yard field to pad the lead at 10.

Minnesota is coming off just four days of rest after beating Philadelphia on Tuesday. Joe Webb, making his second career start in place of injured Brett Favre, completed just 7 of 13 passes for 60 yards and threw a costly interception to Amari Spivey that led to Rayner’s long distance kick.

Hill on the other hand has been impressively accurate despite playing with a broken index finger on his throwing hand. Hill has completed 21 of 26 passes for 169 yards and the touchdown to Burleson. Burleson himself has 5 catches for 50 yards and a score.