Nov 11, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Drew Stafford (9) talks with Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder (7) following the game at the Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Lions 34-24. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE

What They're Saying About the Detroit Lions' Loss to the Vikings

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Johnson’s all black attire was the perfect wardrobe following a tough loss
Mike O’Hara –

Calvin Johnson dressed slowly, carefully and painfully – and all in black.
Pants, pull-over shirt, shoes, stocking cap – everything was black.

A perfect wardrobe for the mood of the day?

Johnson smiled slightly, and with no joy. It was the way a guy might smile when the drive mistook his compact car for the dumpster on trash pickup day.

Lions take a dim view of Vikings’ headhunting
From The Detroit News:
Chris McCosky – Detroit News

Calvin Johnson dismissed it, but several Lions players and coaches were none too pleased with the headhunting tactics of the Vikings defense.

Minnesota Vikings’ Adrian Peterson gets his swagger back with season-high 171 yards
Brian Murphy – Pioneer Press

Adrian Peterson’s confidence never waned during rehabilitation from reconstructive knee surgery that threatened his career and the relevance of the Minnesota Vikings.

Yet it took several games into his speedy comeback for Peterson’s production and swagger to return, for him to shoulder the Vikings’ improbable playoff hopes and bury remaining memories of his gruesome ACL injury 10-1/2 months ago.

Playing before two dozen visiting friends and relatives, Peterson carried a season-high 27 times for 171 yards, including 120 in the fourth quarter, to apply a sleeper hold on the Detroit Lions in Minnesota’s 34-24 victory Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Metrodome.

Maligned defenders leave Vikings coach satisfied
Mark Craig – Star Tribune

Vikings defensive coordinator Alan Williams might want to keep using the word “loafs” to describe plays he’s not happy with.

Three days after he used it in assessing some of the performances he saw the previous Sunday in Seattle, the Vikings did all the things they’ve only talked about the past month in a 34-24 victory over the Lions at Mall of America Field.

Lions’ Chris Houston suffers sprained ankle, claims Vikings tried to injure him
Dave Birkett – Detroit Free Press

Detroit Lions cornerback Chris Houston said he doesn’t think the sprained right ankle he suffered in Sunday’s 34-24 loss to the Minnesota Vikings will be a problem going forward. But the Lions’ best defensive back said the play he was injured on was a dirty one.

“A lineman just fell on my ankle on purpose,” Houston said. “I went to cut him and he was flying open and as he went down he put both his knees on my ankle on purpose. But it’s part of the game. I’ll be OK.”

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