Vikings 42, Lions 10: Another Week, Another Full-Fledged Butt-Kicking

At the risk of jinxing things, it’s hard not to be excited about the Minnesota Vikings right now.

Today’s game–a 42-10 demolition of the Detroit Lions in which the Vikings scored touchdowns on their first six offensive possessions–brought the team back to .500 and put them in position to make a serious run at the postseason. Adrian Peterson, injured three weeks ago against the Packers, was back in the starting line-up; his afternoon’s work was finished five minutes into the third quarter, by which time he’d already amassed 116 rushing yards and two scores. Tarvaris Jackson, meanwhile, threw for over 200 yards and for more than one touchdown for the first time in his career; he also ran for twenty yards, as the Vikings outgained the Lions 227-23 on the ground (that’s an unfathomable statistic…but there it is). Throw in another DST touchdown (a 103-yard kick-off return by Aundrae Allison), and you’ve got all the ingredients for a full-fledged butt-kicking.

Again, I don’t want to get too far ahead of myself. The Vikings are still a 6-6 team…but one which has scored 83 points in its last two games, is on a three-game winning streak and has a favourable schedule ahead of it (starting with next week’s visit to San Francisco, for mine and Bri Monster’s annual grudge match). If Peterson and Jackson continue clicking like they’ve been doing, my optimism could, in time, prove well-founded.

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3 thoughts on “Vikings 42, Lions 10: Another Week, Another Full-Fledged Butt-Kicking

  1. It’s true–she’s a raging sports bigamist when it comes to football (it’s either the ‘9ers or the Seahawks, depending on how the former’s playing), but she’s also the one person I can know who can start a conversation with, “So I was chatting with Steve Young….” Still, nothing will ever top last year’s Leafs/Flames game…well, unless AD breaks the single-game rushing record again. 😉

  2. If Bri actually cheers the Seahawks I might have to downgrade my image of her to “slighly blemished”They are the least talented divisional winning team for the last 5 years in the NFL. Put them back in the AFC and they’d barely scrape out a wildcard…and yes I do realise that the Rams manage to take I ginormous crap on the field every time they play lately…but if you only knew how hard I’m pulling for Arizona to run the tables so Seattle sits at home…Mike Holmgren you smug SOB.oh and by the way, I watched your team thoroughly abuse the Lions and it was quite entertaining seeing as how no other game was on that was half as entertaining.congrats, Ditka seems to think that your Vikes will make it, and we know how reliable he is (I do love the guy though)

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