Stop me if you've heard this before, but things seem to be going well early for the Minnesota Vikings.
On their first drive, the Vikings went 63 yards in 12 plays, but a couple of drops forced them to settle for a 33-yard Ryan Longwell field goal to make the score 3-0. After a three-and-out for the Lions, which featured the first sack of Matthew Stafford this season, the Vikings went down the field again. The second drive looked promising as well, but was eventually snuffed out by a sack by Ndamukong Suh. Longwell came in again and hit from 41 yards to extend the Minnesota lead to 6-0.
The field goal was Longwell's fifth of the year in five attempts, and the Vikings have now outscored their opponents 40-7 in the first halves of ball games this season.
The Lions also went three-and-out on their second drive, highlighted by the second sack of Matthew Stafford this year, this one by Brian Robison, who really put a shot on Stafford after beating Gosder Cherilus around the edge.
McNabb is just 6/11 for 61 yards so far on the afternoon, but his receivers have dropped a few passes. Adrian Peterson has 64 yards on 7 carries, highlighted by a 43-yard sprint on the Vikings' first drive to put them in the red zone.
The Vikings are sitting with a 2nd and 5 on the Detroit 43-yard line when we come back.
As we head into the second quarter of play, the Vikings lead the Detroit Lions by a score of 6-0 at the Metrodome.