Minnesota Vikings At Detroit Lions - Second Quarter Open Thread

Ugh. That is all. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Yeah. . .my prediction of 27-24, Vikings, looks really stupid right now, huh?

The Vikings gave up three touchdowns in the first 10 minutes of action at Ford Field, courtesy of a Christian Ponder fumble and two Matthew Stafford touchdown passes, one a 57-yarder to Titus Young and the other a 12-yarder to Brandon Pettigrew. The Young pass came on a 3rd-and-14, and the Pettigrew one came after he gained 18 yards on a 3rd-and-10.

Minnesota finally answered back on their fourth drive of the afternoon, with Christian Ponder finding Visanthe Shiancoe with a 7-yard touchdown pass. Shiancoe actually lined up in the backfield on that play, and a nicely designed play by Bill Musgrave got the Vikings on the board.

Depending on what source you listen to, Cedric Griffin may or may not have been benched in favor of Benny Sapp. He got beaten badly on the Young touchdown, and wasn't on the field for the series that Pettigrew scored on.

The Vikings have turned the ball over twice, once on the fumble for a touchdown and once on a Ponder interception on the ensuing drive. The defense has been awful, and the special teams have been bad, too, as it's been an almost complete team fail through one quarter of play.

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