Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - The Minnesota Vikings got a kickoff return and
punt return for touchdowns as the team snapped a long winless skid in NFC
North play with a 20-13 win over Detroit at Ford Field.
Percy Harvin scored on the opening kickoff and Marcus Sherels returned the
first punt of the second half for a touchdown as the Vikings (3-1) snapped an
11-game losing streak in the division. The last win in the NFC North for the
team was a home victory against Detroit on September 26, 2010.
Adrian Peterson had 21 carries for 102 yards and added four catches for 20
yards while Christian Ponder went 16-for-26 with 111 yards for the Vikings,
who have matched their win total from last season.
Special teams again let Detroit down, as for the second straight week the team
let up punt and kickoff returns for scores. Last week saw Tennessee turn the
trick in a 44-41 overtime win for the Titans.
Matthew Stafford passed for 319 yards on 30-of-51 attempts and scored the lone
touchdown of the game for the Lions (1-3), who have dropped three straight
after winning their opener against St. Louis.
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