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

The Vikings still lead this one

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Everyone hold four fingers up above your heads, because we’re heading to the final fifteen minutes of play at U.S. Bank Stadium with the Minnesota Vikings leading the Detroit Lions by a score of 13-6 following a scoreless third quarter.

Minnesota got the football coming out of the locker room at halftime. . .and proceeded to go three-and-out, thanks in part to Kirk Cousins getting sacked by Trey Flowers on first down. The Lions started to put together a drive and pushed into Minnesota territory, but the drive was stopped on a great one-handed interception by Eric Kendricks to turn the ball back over to the purple.

But, the Vikings did nothing with the turnover, going three-and-out again after another penalty on Chris Herndon negated a third down conversion. The Vikings’ defense got another stop on the next Lions’ possession, and Lions’ punter Chad Fox unleashed a 67-yard bomb that put the Vikings at their own 5-yard line. The Vikings put together an impressive drive, featuring a 48-yard run from Alexander Mattison, but a pass from Kirk Cousins intended for K.J. Osborn was deflected and intercepted by Alex Anzalone of the Lions to end the drive.

As we move to the final quarter of play, the Lions are looking at a 3rd-and-5 from their own 26-yard line.

Can the Vikings hold on and beat the Lions to move to 2-3 on the season? Come join us for the final quarter of play and find out!