The Detroit Lions defense is playing a little shorthanded today, with Nick Fairley out and Ndamukong Suh serving his stomping suspension. Shorthanded or not they came up big early, putting Detroit on the board with a touchdown on a fumble recovered in the Vikings end zone.
Check out the video of Stephen Tulloch pouncing Cliff Avril’s forced fumble.
Rough start for Christian Ponder. The Vikings’ rookie quarterback lost that fumble on their first offensive play of the game. Lions defensive end Cliff Avril brought him down at the two-yard line, an eight-yard loss, and forced the fumble that his teammate recovered with some quick thinking.
The Vikings lost a late one to Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos last week. They’re battling the Rams for the second overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.
The Lions have stumbled lately. They’re in a dog fight to make the playoffs after starting the season with an impressive winning streak.