Posted September 08, 2013 on AP on Fox

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 6: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs past Calais Campbell #93 of the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 6, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Adrian Peterson took his first handoff of the 2013 season, cut to the right and outran the Detroit secondary for a 78-yard touchdown. That was pretty much the highlight for the Minnesota Vikings. Peterson's three-touchdown day wasn't enough to offset a slew of careless mistakes on both sides of the ball. Peterson ended up with only 93 yards rushing, and the Vikings turned the ball over four times in Sunday's 34-24 loss to the Lions. Detroit made enough of its own miscues to keep this game close, but Minnesota couldn't capitalize. ''Playing a good defensive front like Detroit's, we've got to be technique-sound,'' Peterson said. ''Offensively, we really weren't sound with everything, pretty much the entire game.'' Christian Ponder threw for 236 yards and a touchdown, but he was intercepted three times. Ponder was also charged with a fourth-quarter fumble on an exchange with Peterson. The Vikings trailed 27-24 at the time, and the turnover gave the Lions the ball at the Minnesota...
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