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Lions 26, Vikings 23, OT

Down 20-0, Lions end Minny skid

MINNEAPOLIS — Staring at a 20-0 halftime deficit, the old Lions would have made plans to leave Minnesota with another loss.

It is becoming clear that these are not the same old Lions.

Matthew Stafford threw two touchdowns in the second half to help Detroit get to overtime, and Jason Hanson kicked a 32-yard field goal to finish off the Vikings.

Detroit is 3-0 for the first time since 1980 and broke a 13-game skid at Mall of America Field.

"This is my best win ever," said center Dominic Raiola, a Lion since 2002. "We're talking about a place we've never won, since 1997."

Adrian Peterson rushed for 78 yards and a touchdown for the Vikings, but only 5 of those yards came in the second half as Minnesota gave away a double-digit halftime lead for the third week in a row. The Bucs beat the Vikings last week after trailing 17-0.

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