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Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings: First quarter recap and second quarter discussion

Things are tied after the first quarter of play

Detroit Lions v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

We’ve made it through the first quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium, and your Minnesota Vikings are tied with the Detroit Lions, 7-7.

The Lions got the football first in this one as they won the coin toss and elected to receive rather than defer. The Lions pushed into Minnesota territory on the strength of a couple of nice throws from Jared Goff, and eventually found their way into the end zone on a 1-yard run from David Montgomery. That was the first touchdown allowed in the first quarter by the Vikings in nine weeks, and it gave the Lions an early 7-0 lead midway through the first quarter.

The Vikings got the football and got things jump started with a 33-yard pass from Nick Mullens to. . .Josh Oliver? Yes, the big catch-and-run put Minnesota into Detroit territory after one play. Mullens then found a couple of other receivers, including K.J. Osborn on a big third down play, to put the Vikings into a first-and-goal situation at the Detroit 7. After another Detroit penalty, the Vikings punched it in on a 2-yard run from Ty Chandler, and the game was tied at 7-7.

The next possession for the Lions didn’t go as well. . for them. Jahmyr Gibbs was hit by Camryn Bynum and fumbled it away with Ivan Pace Jr. recovering for a big turnover and the Vikings started out in Detroit territory!

Unfortunately, the Vikings reciprocated with a turnover of their own as Nick Mullens was intercepted by Brian Branch on a 4th-and-2 play in Detroit territory.

As we move to the second quarter, the Lions are looking at a 2nd-and-6 from their own 24-yard line.

We’ve made it through the first quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium, with the Vikings and the Lions tied at 7-7. Come on in and join us for the second quarter of play!