Detroit Lions At Minnesota Vikings - Third Quarter Open Thread

Once again, the Minnesota Vikings played a dominant game of football in the first half.

Once again, the Minnesota Vikings have a double-digit lead over their opponent going into the locker room.

We've seen this movie before, ladies and gentlemen. . .how we're just hoping that it's an M. Night Shamylan script, with the amazing twist being that the Vikings don't urinate all over themselves in the second half and emerge from this one victorious.

Donovan McNabb, after getting off to a bit of a rough start, is now 12/18 for 103 yards and a touchdown. Adrian Peterson has carried the mail 12 times for 73 yards and a score, and Percy Harvin has gained 67 yards on four touches (2 carries for 41 yards, 2 receptions for 26 yards).

On defense, the Vikings have sacked Matthew Stafford three times, including one late in the first half where he got absolutely destroyed by Jared Allen for Allen's second sack of the afternoon. (Man, that guy's soooooooooooooo overrated, isn't he?) Stafford had not been sacked at all coming into today's game, and the Detroit offense that came into this one averaging 37.5 points per contest has been held off the board through the first 30 minutes.

In three first halves of football this season, the Minnesota Vikings have outscored the San Diego Chargers, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Detroit Lions by a combined total of 54-7. We know how the first two games wound up.

Can the Vikings keep this up and continue their home winning streak against the Lions?

Join us here for the third quarter of play and find out.

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