Vikings Blow Lead Again, Fall To Lions

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Marcus Sherels #35 of the Minnesota Vikings
Marcus Sherels #35 of the Minnesota Vikings avoids a tackle by Ryan Donahue #6 of the Detroit Lions on a punt return in the second quarter on September 25, 2011 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Donovan McNabb #5 and Visanthe Shiancoe #81
Donovan McNabb #5 and Visanthe Shiancoe #81 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrate a touchdown against the Detroit Lions in the second quarter on September 25, 2011 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Everson Griffen #97 of the Minnesota Vikings
Everson Griffen #97 of the Minnesota Vikings reacts to being called for a penalty against the Detroit Lions in the second quarter on September 25, 2011 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Minnesota Vikings Fans At Metrodome
General atmosphere: Minnesota Vikings versus Detroit Lions at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on September 25, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Jared Allen #69 of the Minnesota Vikings
Jahvid Best #44 of the Detroit Lions carries the ball for a gain against Jared Allen #69 of the Minnesota Vikings at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on September 25, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings
Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings avoids a tackle by Amari Spievey #42 of the Detroit Lions in the second quarter on September 25, 2011 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Peterson scored a touchdown on the play.
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Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings
Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates a touchdown against the Detroit Lions in the second quarter on September 25, 2011 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings
Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings carries the ball during the second quarter against the Detroit Lions on September 25, 2011 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Peterson scored a touchdown on the play.
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Percy Harvin #12 of the Minnesota Vikings
Chris Houston #23 of the Detroit Lions forces Percy Harvin #12 of the Minnesota Vikings out of bounds in the second quarter on September 25, 2011 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions
Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions looks to pass against the Minnesota Vikings at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on September 25, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Anthony Herrera #64 of the Minnesota Vikings
Anthony Herrera #64 of the Minnesota Vikings blocks Sammie Lee Hill #91 of the Detroit Lions at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on September 25, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Donovan McNabb #5 of the Minnesota Vikings
Donovan McNabb #5 of the Minnesota Vikings feels the hit from Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions after releasing the ball against the Detroit Lions at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on September 25, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings
Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings advances the ball against the Detroit Lions at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on September 25, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Donovan McNabb #5 of the Minnesota Vikings
Donovan McNabb #5 of the Minnesota Vikings looks to pass the ball during the first quarter against the Detroit Lions on September 25, 2011 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Brian Robison #96 of the Minnesota Vikings
Brian Robison #96 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates a sack of Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions in the first quarter on September 25, 2011 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Brian Robison #96 of the Minnesota Vikings
Brian Robison #96 of the Minnesota Vikings sacks Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions in the first quarter on September 25, 2011 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions
Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions calls a play at the line of scrimmage during the first quarter against the Minnesota Vikings on September 25, 2011 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions
Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions passes the ball against the Minnesota Vikings in the first quarter on September 25, 2011 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Donovan McNabb #5 of the Minnesota Vikings
Donovan McNabb #5 of the Minnesota Vikings looks to hand off the ball during the first quarter against the Detroit Lions on September 25, 2011 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Donovan McNabb #5 of the Minnesota Vikings
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 25: Cliff Avril #92 of the Detroit Lions attempts a sack as Donovan McNabb #5 of the Minnesota Vikings completes a pass to Visanthe Shiancoe #81 of the Minnesota Vikings for a touchdown in the second quarter on September 25, 2011 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Chad Greenway #52 and E.J. Henderson #56
(L-R) Chad Greenway #52 and E.J. Henderson #56 of the Minnesota Vikings make a tackle on Brandon Pettigrew #87 of the Detroit Lions at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on September 25, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Ryan Donahue #6 of the Detroit Lions
Ryan Donahue #6 of the Detroit Lions holds the ball as Jason Hanson #4 of the Detroit Lions kicks a 32 yard field goal against the Minnesota Vikings overtime for the win on September 25, 2011 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Lions defeated the Vikings 26-23.
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Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions
Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions makes a catch over Cedric Griffin #23 of the Minnesota Vikings in overtime on September 25, 2011 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Lions defeated the Vikings 26-23.
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Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions
Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions celebrates scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings on September 25, 2011 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Lions defeated the Vikings 26-23.
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Brandon Pettigrew #87 of the Detroit Lions
Brandon Pettigrew #87 of the Detroit Lions signs an autograph for a fan after a win against the Minnesota Vikings on September 25, 2011 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Lions defeated the Vikings 26-23.
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Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions
Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions speaks to the media as he walks off the field after a win against the Minnesota Vikings on September 25, 2011 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Lions defeated the Vikings 26-23.
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