1:00 PM ET, December 10, 2006
Ford Field, Detroit, MI
DETROIT (AP) -- Artose Pinner enjoyed the best game of his career against the team that cut him three months ago.But he insisted it was more gratifying to help the Minnesota Vikings stay in the playoff picture.
|Scouts Inc.'s take ...|
Brad Johnson (right) showed poise and executed the game plan, using a strong run game and a controlled passing game that took advantage of Detroit mistakes. The Vikings' defense played extremely physically, stuffing the running game (minus-3 yards) and forcing six Detroit turnovers.
Detroit's defense scored a touchdown but tackled poorly, allowing the Vikings to pound the ball on the ground and control the pace. Jon Kitna (28-for-41, 294 yards) once again put up good statistics but was unable to lead Detroit to a victory.
Lions president Matt Millen had an informal chat before the game with a small group of reporters, but declined to comment on his job status -- with four years left on his contract -- or about anything involving the franchise he has led since 2001. ... The Vikings tied a franchise record with four rushing TDs and beat Detroit for the 10th straight time. ... Jones' foot will be examined Monday. ...Detroit's starting OGs, Ross Verba (groin) and Blaine Saipaia (chest), were injured.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.9||5.2|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||6:59||Artose Pinner 3 Yd Run (Ryan Longwell Kick) |
Drive: 14 plays, 80 yds, 6:59
|TD||12:28||Artose Pinner 4 Yd Run (Ryan Longwell Kick) |
Drive: 6 plays, 45 yds, 2:48
|TD||1:19||Brad Johnson 3 Yd Run (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) |
Drive: 5 plays, 22 yds, 2:27
|TD||6:56||Jamar Fletcher 88 Yd Interception Return (Jason Hanson Kick)||20||7|
|FG||13:30||Jason Hanson 53 Yd |
Drive: 7 plays, 37 yds, 2:16
|FG||2:27||Ryan Longwell 30 Yd |
Drive: 4 plays, 6 yds, 1:32
|FG||7:33||Jason Hanson 45 Yd |
Drive: 9 plays, 36 yds, 5:06
|TD||1:14||Artose Pinner 1 Yd Run (Ryan Longwell Kick) |
Drive: 5 plays, 26 yds, 2:15
|TD||4:12||Kevin Jones 23 Yd Pass From Jon Kitna (Jason Hanson Kick) |
Drive: 6 plays, 71 yds, 2:58