It is tempting to put this Lions’ loss on the shelf next to all the other Lions’ road losses over the last 10 years and leave it at that. They lost to Brett Favre on the road, and they lost to the Vikings on the road, and those are their two favorite pastimes. But this was different. This game was winnable. At the very least, it should have been closer than 24-10.
Sunday’s third-quarter scuffle between the Detroit Lions and Vikings — resulting in offsetting unnecessary roughness penalties — encapsulated the mood of the Minnesota defense.
Pushy, opportunistic and fighting for the first win of the season.
With Brett Favre again struggling to move the ball through the air, Peterson rushed for 160 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Vikings to a 24-10 win over the Lions on Sunday.
Along with too many injuries that they have no control over, and too many penalties that they can do something to prevent, the Detroit Lions lack a killer instinct and perhaps a sense of urgency.
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