Lions Down Minnesota 34-24 - Match Report
|Lions Down Minnesota 34-24 - Match Report|
Matthew Stafford sliced and diced the Vikings defense for 357 yards and 2 TDs as Detroit handed Minnesota a 34-24 defeat on Sunday at Ford Field.
The Lions were a 4-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 46.5.
Reggie Bush rushed for 90 yards, while Joique Bell added 25 yards in the win. Reggie Bush and Nate Burleson added 101 and 78 receiving yards respectively.
Adrian Peterson rushed for 93 yards for Minnesota, while Christian Ponder added 12 yards. Christian Ponder threw for 236 yards for the Vikings, while receivers Jerome Simpson and Greg Jennings had 140 and 33 yards respectively.
Detroit outgained Minnesota 469-330 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 28-16 by the Lions.
Minnesota lost the time of possession battle 36:19/23:41, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Detroit looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Cardinals. The Vikings will aim to get back on the winning track at Chicago.