The Lions started the quarter with the ball and were facing a 2nd-and-26 after a sack and a delay of game penalty, but were gifted a weak roughing the passer call on Patrick Jones to give them a fresh set of downs into Minnesota territory. The Vikings then appeared to have forced a fumble from Goff that was returned for a touchdown by Camryn Bynum, but was then called an incomplete pass. In the end, the result was a 37-yard field goal from Michael Badgley to put the Lions back on top, 10-7.
On the Vikings’ next possession, Nick Mullens turned the ball over again, attempting to hit Jordan Addison on a deep pass but instead finding Kerby Joseph for his second interception of the day. The Lions took advantage of the turnover, with Jahmyr Gibbs going in from 14 yards out to make it a 17-7 game just after the two-minute warning.
The Vikings then put together a pretty impressive two-minute drive, led by the guy that has missed a lot of time this season, Justin Jefferson. He made several big catches on the drive, none bigger than the 26-yarder he caught in the end zone while falling near the right sideline for a touchdown. The extra point was good and that made it 17-14 going into the locker room.
It’s been an ugly first half for the Vikings, for the most part, but they’ll get the football coming out of the locker room at halftime with an opportunity to tie or take the lead.
We’re at halftime at U.S. Bank Stadium, and the Minnesota Vikings trail the Detroit Lions by a score of 17-14. Come on in and join us for the third quarter from U.S. Bank Stadium!