Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Adrian Peterson ran for 171 yards and a
touchdown on 27 carries as the Minnesota Vikings grabbed a big win with a
34-24 victory over the Detroit Lions in NFC North action from the Metrodome.
Peterson eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark for the fifth time in his career and
leads the NFL with 1,128 yards. His 61-yard touchdown run in the fourth
quarter sealed the win for the Vikings (6-4), who snapped a two-game losing
streak going into the bye week.
Christian Ponder snapped out of his funk with a solid performance as he passed
for 221 yards and two touchdowns on 24-of-32 attempts. He was coming off an
11-of-22, 63 yard and one interception performance in a loss to Seattle last
week. He had eight interceptions over his previous five games.
Calvin Johnson finished with his best game of the season as he had a career-
high 12 catches for 207 yards and his first touchdown since Week 3. Matthew
Stafford passed for 329 yards, three touchdowns and an interception on 28-
of-42 attempts for the Lions (4-5), who were riding a two-game winning streak
coming into Sunday's action.
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