The Minnesota Vikings snapped their 11-game NFC North losing streak Sunday by going on the road and beating the Detroit Lions 20-13, in the process staying on top in the division and building on the momentum created from last week's win against San Francisco.
Percy Harvin's 105-yard touchdown return on the opening kickoff started a second-straight impressive win for Minnesota, which outlasted Detroit thanks to defense and special teams. But the Vikings (3-1) still have things to work on with the Tennessee Titans (1-3) coming to town next week.
Here's how Minnesota stacked up in its NFC North-changing win against the Lions:
Pass offense: D
Receiver Jerome Simpson's return was expected to provide a spark to Minnesota's short-passing offense. His impact was felt even with a modest line of four catches for 50 yards. Simpson was the recipient of two big pass interference calls that accounted for 57 yards for the Vikings. He also caught a big first-down pass helping to draw more time ...