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Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions: Second quarter recap and third quarter discussion

The Vikings still trail, but it’s closer now

Minnesota Vikings v Detroit Lions Photo by Mike Mulholland/Getty Images

They’re heading into the locker rooms at halftime at Ford Field, and your Minnesota Vikings held the Detroit Lions scoreless in the second quarter, but they still trail the Lions 13-6 at halftime.

The Vikings quickly faced a 4th-and-6 from midfield as the quarter started, and Nick Mullens took matters into his own hands, scrambling for a first down while taking a big hit. The Vikings tried a flea-flicker that would have been a touchdown to Jordan Addison had Addison not slowed down on his route, but it fell incomplete. The Vikings then got into a goal-to-go situation, but an end-around to Justin Jefferson lost 12 yards and then the Vikings had yet another delay of game penalty, leading to a 39-yard field goal attempt from Greg Joseph that made it 13-3.

Minnesota’s defense managed to force another Lions’ punt, but that punt was downed at the 1-yard line. The Vikings then gained a little bit of yardage but ultimately had to kick it away themselves. After another Lions’ punt, the Vikings started at their own 18-yard line with 1:12 left on the clock and a pair of timeouts.

Mullens and Jefferson connected twice for 47 yards to start the drive and the Vikings were quickly into Detroit territory. Of course, Mullens was then sacked by Aidan Hutchinson to stall the drive, leaving the Vikings to try a 43-yard field goal by Greg Joseph. He split the uprights to make it 13-6 heading into the locker room.

The Vikings will get the football first to start the second half, trailing the Lions by a score of 13-6 in the regular season finale. Come on in and join us for the third quarter of play from Ford Field!