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Vikings Lose to Lions
By Vikings Tickets | Posted Tuesday, September 18
The Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions both started Sunday atop the NFC North, but by the end of the game neither team would look like a legitimate contender. The game was littered with turnovers and horrendous offenses. It was a game of who wanted to lose worst and it finally ended when Lions kicker Jason Hanson booted a 37-yard field goal in overtime to give the Lions a 20-17 victory.
The Vikings offense showed that they still had much growing up to do. Tarvaris Jackson still needs to work on quick decision making including when to scramble and when to stay in the pocket. Jackson left the game with a reported groin injury. The Vikings were also guilty of 12 penalties - the worst probably being a Kevin Williams off-sides call on a 4th down, which ultimately allowed Detroit to kick a field goal and take a 10-7 lead into the half.
The Vikings defense once again looked top notch. A pick by Darren Sharper ended a potential Detroit scoring drive in the first and the next drive was stalled when Lions QB Jon Kitna stumbled and was sacked by Kenechi Udeze. Despite the officials overlooking a lot of Lions offensive holding, the Minnesota Vikings defense came out on top.
The Vikings will try to regroup next weekend against the 0-2 Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas.