Quick Take: Vikings sneak past Lions again

It was over when ...
Minnesota kicker Ryan Longwell nailed a 50-yard field goal with 27 seconds left to put the Vikings up by six.

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After starting QB Gus Frerotte left the game with a back injury at the end of the first half, backup Tarvaris Jackson came out in the second half and filled in admirably. Jackson finished 8-of-10 for 105 yards and one touchdown and did not have a turnover.

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On consecutive series in the second quarter the Lions elected to go for it on fourth down while they were within field goal range. They failed both times.

Vikings DE Jared Allen was helped off the field in the second quarter with a left knee injury. He returned in the second half. ... The Lions did not attempt a punt until the second half. ... Drew Henson entered the game on the final play to throw a Hail Mary because Daunte Culpepper hurt his shoulder. Henson was sacked to end the game.

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