It was over when ...
Sidney Rice had a career-high 201 receiving yards against Detroit.
(Andy King / Associated Press)
Matthew Stafford's pass on fourth-and-3 with 5:37 remaining fell incomplete, leaving Detroit little time to make a comeback.
It was Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's day, as he finished with 18 carries for 133 yards and two touchdowns. It's his third 100-yard rushing game this year to go with 11 touchdowns. Peterson's 22-yard touchdown early in the second quarter, in which he ducked under a would-be tackler in the backfield, finally jump started what was a slow start for Minnesota.
Minnesota was just 3 of 11 on third-down and had 13 penalties for 91 yards, which kept the game close until the fourth quarter.
QB Brett Favre moved his NFL-record consecutive starts streak to 300. ... The Vikings moved to 8-1 for the first time since 1998, when they finished 15-1 and advanced to the NFC title game. ... Stafford's 51 pass attempts were a season high. ... Minnesota has won 15 of the last 16 games vs. Detroit. ... Lions RG Stephen Peterman was carted off the field with a leg injury in the third quarter, while FS Marquand Manuel left with a shoulder injury.