Vikings Bounce Back from First Defeat; Win Big in Detroit Detroit, MI - Minnesota rolled into Detroit in week 13 coming off their first loss of the season at the hands of Green Bay, and looked to take their frustration out on the 3-8 Detroit Lions. This game was dominated from start to finish by the tenacious defense of the Minnesota Vikings, who came into the game ranked #2 in the league. The Vikings would begin the game with a 7-minute drive, capped off by AP's league-leading 19th rushing TD of the season. A 3 and out by Detroit (which would become a common theme this Sunday) was followed by another impressive drive for rookie QB Lucky Pierce, who leaned heavily on his run game all game. Another TD by AP in the middle of 2nd quarter put the Vikings up 14-0 early. On the Lions next drive, QB Stafford would test rookie MLB Ashton Lamb (covering the TE), who would get his first INT of the year. Minnesota would milk the rest of the first half clock, but have to settle for a FG. Score at half: 17-0 in favor of Minny. The second half was all Minnesota, as the Lions could get nothing going on offense. QB Matt Stafford would be knocked out of the game in the 3rd quarter, and his backup (Rookie Arthur Johnson) would be knocked out of the game late in the 4th as well. AP would rack up 157 yds on 16 carries, and score his 3rd TD of the day in the 4th. The Vikings D would make history today - holding Detroit to -4 total yards (1 first down) of offense en route to a 41-0 final score. Next up, a rematch with Green Bay. With both teams sitting at 11-1, this one could be for the division and the #1 seed in the playoffs. GG Warhawk AKA dreadman; good luck this offseason and I'm sure you'll be back strong next year!