Vikings Blow Lead Then Game To Lions
The Vikings lost their 3rd straight game despite leading into the 4th quarter Sunday when Detroit came from behind to beat the Vikings 26-23 in overtime. Ryan Longwell kicked a 49-yard field goal with 1:11 left in regulation to force overtime before Jason Hanson kicked the game-winning field goal in overtime for Detroit. Minnesota led 20-0 at halftime. Adrian Peterson ran for 78 yards and a touchdown, and Donavan McNabb threw for 211 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions for the Vikings.
Michael Jenkins led the Vikings with 9 catches for 88 yards and Visanthe Shiancoe had an 8-yard touchdown reception. Calvin Johnson caught 2 touchdown passes from Mathew Stafford in the 2nd half for Detroit. The Vikings are 0-3 while the Lions improve to 3-0. Minnesota will play at 0-3 Kansas City next Sunday at noon, pregame on WJON at 11am.