The Lions closed out the 1st half with a 15-play, 94-yard scoring drive that ended on a 7-yard TD pass from QB Shaun Hill to WR Nate Burleson (both former Vikings). The 4:39 drive gave the Lions a 10-0 lead at halftime.
Hill has had his way with the Vikings defense throughout the 1st half, completing 20 of 25 passes for 161 yards and a TD. Burleson has been his favorite target with 5 receptions for 50 yards and a TD, including a 20-yard gain on an end-reverse setting up a 55-yard FG by K Dave Rayner midway through the 2nd quarter.
The Lions defense has bottled up Vikings RB Adrian Peterson – 7 carries for 8 yards (long of 10) – and have kept rookie QB Joe Webb in check. Webb has completed 7 of 13 passes for 60 yards and an INT, including 3 carries for 20 yards.
CB Antoine Winfield and LB Chad Greenway continue to lead the Vikings defense with 7 stops apiece. DEs Jared Allen and Ray Edwards combined for a sack and LB Ben Leber has a forced fumble credited to his name that resulted in a critical turnover deep in Vikings territory.
The Lions will receive the 2nd half kickoff.
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