1:00 PM ET, September 20, 2009
Ford Field, Detroit, MI
DETROIT -- Brett Favre is thankful to still be playing and winning in the NFL.Adding a league record to his overflowing collection is merely a bonus.
• Detroit scored the game's first 10 points only to see Minnesota reel off 27 unanswered points as the Lions became the fourth team in NFL history to lose 19 straight regular-season games.
• Making his 271st consecutive start, Brett Favre completed 23-of-27 passes for 155 yards and two touchdowns.
• Adrian Peterson fell eight yards shy of 100 yards, but his 27-yard touchdown run in the third quarter gave Minnesota the lead for good.
• Chad Greenway, who entered the game with two career interceptions, picked off Matthew Stafford twice. Stafford has now thrown five interceptions in the first two games.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Short Suits Brett
Brett Favre continued to avoid throwing downfield with the Vikings. He threw 13 of his 27 passes at the line of scrimmage or behind it.
|Passes||9 yds or less||10 yards or more|
The Vikings invited Marshall to attend the game, but he politely declined to spend time with his wife on their first anniversary. ... Ernie Harwell, an honorary captain wearing a No. 1 Lions jersey, was given a rousing ovation before the game. The 91-year-old Baseball Hall of Fame honoree and longtime broadcaster for the Detroit Tigers has inoperable cancer.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.7||4.0|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||2-4||1-2|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|FG||5:09||Jason Hanson 30 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 12 plays, 40 yds, 6:21
|TD||5:46||Calvin Johnson 8 Yard Pass From Matthew Stafford (Jason Hanson Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 75 yds, 4:16
|TD||1:09||Visanthe Shiancoe 1 Yard Pass From Brett Favre (Ryan Longwell Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 10 plays, 76 yds, 4:36
|FG||8:42||Ryan Longwell 26 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 10 plays, 39 yds, 4:15
|TD||7:54||Adrian Peterson 27 Yard Run (Ryan Longwell Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 1 plays, 27 yds, 0:00
|FG||10:01||Ryan Longwell 46 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 9 plays, 55 yds, 5:45
|TD||6:02||Percy Harvin 3 Yard Pass From Brett Favre (Ryan Longwell Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 16 yds, 1:23
|FG||2:42||Jason Hanson 48 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 15 plays, 44 yds, 3:21