The Vikings defeated the Detroit Lions 34-24 at home Sunday to sweep the season series against Detroit and improve to 6-4 while dropping Detroit to 4-5.  Minnesota led 13-3 at halftime and held on in the 2nd half.  Adrian Peterson ran for 171 yards on 27 carries and 1 touchdown plus he scored on a 2-point conversion.  Kyle Rudolph was th top receiver for Minnesota with 7 catches for 64 yards and 1 touchdown for Minnesota.

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Christian Ponder was much better for the Vikings completing 24-32 for 221 yards and 2 touchdowns with no interceptions.  Percy Harvin sat out the game with a spraind ankle.  Rookie Jarius Wright saw his first regular season action and had 3 catches for 65 yards and 1 touchdown.

The Vikings had 2 sacks of Mathew Stafford and forced 2 turnovers.  Minnesota is on bye week 11 before playing the Bears in Chicago on November 25 at noon, pregame on WJON at 11am.