Vikings Fall To Lions In Nail-Biting Finish

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Jared Allen
Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions throws a second quarter pass in front of Jared Allen #69 of the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field on December 11, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.
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Christian Ponder
Cliff Avril #92 of the Detroit Lions causes a first quarter fumble against Christian Ponder #7 of the Minnesota Vikings that ended up being recovered in the end zone for a Lions touchdown at Ford Field on December 11, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.
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Minnesota Vikings v Detroit Lions
Stephen Tulloch #55 of the Detroit Lions celebrates a first quarter touchdown with teammates DeAndre Levy #54 and Corey Williams #99 while playing the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field on December 11, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.
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Brandon Pettigrew
Brandon Pettigrew #87 of the Detroit Lions celebrates scoring a first quarter touchdown during the game against the Minneota Vikings at Ford Field on December 11, 2011.
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Brandon Pettigrew
Brandon Pettigrew #87 of the Detroit Lions scores on a first quarter touchdown during the game against the Minneota Vikings at Ford Field on December 11, 2011.
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Leslie Frazier
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier watches the action during the first half of the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on December 11, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.
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Adrian Peterson
Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings watches the action during the first half of the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on December 11, 2011.
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Cliff Avril
Cliff Avril #92 of the Detroit Lions reacts after a first quarter sack while playing the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field on December 11, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.
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Minnesota Vikings v Detroit Lions
Brandon Pettigrew #87 of the Detroit Lions jumps over E.J. Henderson #56 of the Minnesota Vikings after a first quarter reception at Ford Field on December 11, 2011.
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Minnesota Vikings v Detroit Lions
Brandon Pettigrew #87 of the Detroit Lions celebrates a first quarter touchdown while playing the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field on December 11, 2011.
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Christian Ponder
Christian Ponder #7 of the Minnesota Vikings gets ready to throw a first quarter pass while playing the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on December 11, 2011.
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Percy Harvin
Percy Harvin #12 of the Minnesota Vikings is tackled by Cliff Avril #92, Corey Williams #99 and Chris Harris #43 of the Detroit Lions after a second first quarter reception.
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Minnesota Vikings v Detroit Lions
Alphonso Smith #27 of the Detroit Lions scores a touchdown after a second quarter interception in front of Toby Gerhart #32 of the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field.
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Minnesota Vikings v Detroit Lions
Alphonso Smith #27 of the Detroit Lions celebrates a touchdown after a second quarter interception while playing the the Minnesota Vikings with Chris Harris #43 and Aaron Berry #32 at Ford Field on December 11, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.
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Minnesota Vikings v Detroit Lions
Alphonso Smith #27 of the Detroit Lions celebrates a touchdown after a second quarter interception while playing the the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field.
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Minnesota Vikings v Detroit Lions
Alphonso Smith #27 of the Detroit Lions celebrates a touchdown after a second quarter interception while playing the the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field on December 11, 2011.
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Percy Harvin
Percy Harvin #12 of the Minnesota Vikings looks for running room after a second quarter catch in front of DeAndre Levy #54 of the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on December 11, 2011.
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Toby Gerhart
Toby Gerhart #32 of the Minnesota Vikings looks for running room during a second quarter run while playing the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on December 11, 2011.
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Christian Ponder
Christian Ponder #7 of the Minnesota Vikings runs for a second quarter first down while playing the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on December 11, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.
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Jared Allen
Jared Allen #69 of the Minnesota Vikings looks on from the huddle during a time out while playing the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field on December 11, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.
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Christian Ponder
Christian Ponder #7 of the Minnesota Vikings throws a first quarter pass while playing the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on December 11, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.
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Matthew Stafford
Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions throws a second quarter pass in front of Jared Allen #69 of the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field on December 11, 2011.
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Joe Webb
Joe Webb #14 of the Minnesota Vikings fumbles the ball on the last play of the game while being tackled by DeAndre Levy #54 of the Detroit Lions at Ford Field.
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Joe Webb
Joe Webb #14 of the Minnesota Vikings fumbles the ball on the last play of the game while being tackled by DeAndre Levy #54 of the Detroit Lions at Ford Field.
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Joe Webb
Joe Webb #14 of the Minnesota Vikings fumbles the ball on the last play of the game while being tackled by DeAndre Levy #54 of the Detroit Lions at Ford Field.
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