For the second straight week, a flat Vikings team staggered into the locker room trailing an inferior team by three points on the road.
For the second straight week, the Vikings exploded in the second half.
Against the Browns in Week One, Minnesota erupted for 24 unanswered points after intermission. Against the Lions, the Vikings scored 20 following the break. In all, the Vikings broke out of a 10-0 hole with 27 straight points at Ford Field.
For the Vikings, Adrian Peterson rushed for only 92 yards and one touchdown. Quarterback Brett Favre completed 23 of 27 passes for 155 yards and two touchdowns — one to tight end Visanthe Shiancoe and one to rookie receiver Percy Harvin, who has two touchdowns in his first two NFL games.
Lions running back Kevin Smith churned up 83 yards against a tough Vikings front seven. In his second career start, quarterback Matthew Stafford completed 18 of 30 passes for 152 yards, one touchdown (to Calvin Johnson, and two picks — both of which went to linebacker Chad Greenway.