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Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings: Third quarter recap and fourth quarter discussion

It’s still a 17-0 lead for the purple

Detroit Lions v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

There’s just one quarter left from U.S. Bank Stadium, and the Minnesota Vikings still hold a 17-0 lead over the Detroit Lions.

The Vikings got the ball coming out of the locker room, but were forced into a three-and-out by the Lions’ defense. The Vikings’ defense responded with a three-and-out of their own. To be honest, there really wasn’t a whole lot of offense to speak of for the first half of the third quarter, as each team punted twice.

The most excitement that the early part of the quarter brought us was a deflected pass that somehow wound up in the hands of center Garrett Bradbury for a loss of yards. (Not intentionally, mind you.) Technically, he became the 11th different Viking to catch a pass from Kirk Cousins this afternoon, which is. . .something, I guess.

Following the punt after the Bradbury “completion,” the Vikings forced the first turnover of the game, as David Blough was intercepted by Harrison Smith at the Minnesota 36!

As we move to the fourth quarter, the Minnesota offense had picked up some yardage, but are currently looking at a 4th-and-7 from the Detroit 32, which likely means Dan Bailey will open the fourth quarter with a field goal attempt.

Fifteen minutes left from U.S. Bank Stadium, folks, and the Minnesota Vikings have a 17-0 lead over the Detroit Lions. Hang out for the rest of the game and see if the Vikings move to 9-4.