Detroit vs Minnesota Recap - Lions Win 26-23
|Detroit vs Minnesota Recap - Lions Win 26-23|
Matthew Stafford was good for 378 yards through the air on Sunday as the Lions got past the Vikings by a score of 26-23 at The Metrodome.
The game was a push (tie) for betting purposes as the final score was identical to the 3 number at most sportsbooks. The game proved to be a winner for OVER bettors based on the closing total of 44.5.
Jahvid Best rushed for 14 yards, while Jerome Harrison added 8 yards in the win. Brandon Pettigrew and Calvin Johnson added 112 and 108 receiving yards respectively.
Adrian Peterson rushed for 78 yards for Minnesota, while Percy Harvin added 41 yards. Donovan McNabb threw for 211 yards for the Vikings, while receivers Michael Jenkins and Percy Harvin had 88 and 47 yards respectively.
Minnesota was outgained by Detroit 358-321 yards in Sunday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 19-16 by the Lions.
The time of possession battle favored Detroit as their offense was on the field for 34:09, longer than the 27:50 of their opponents.
Detroit heads into a Week 4 battle against the Cowboys. Minnesota, meanwhile, will have their next action against Kansas City.