NFL Scores Week 14, Vikings Vs. Lions: Detroit Gets Past Feisty Vikings, 34-28

MINNEAPOLIS - SEPTEMBER 26: Tight end Tony Scheffler #85 of the Detroit Lions is pursued by Chad Greenway #52 of the Minnesota Vikings as Jeff Backus #76 of the Lions defends during the second half at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on September 26 2010 in Minneapolis Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Lions 24-10. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Detroit defeated the Lions, but not before Joe Webb valiantly tried to lead a comeback.

The Minnesota Vikings found a spark with a third quarterback in 2011, but it wasn't quite enough to complete a comeback over the Detroit Lions.

The Lions raced out to 21-0 and 28-7 leads, but, behind Joe Webb, Minnesota closed to within a possession and fell, 34-28, only after Webb failed to lead a game-winning drive late.

Matthew Stafford threw for 227 yards and two touchdowns, while the Lions' defense forced six turnovers and returned a Christian Ponder pass for a touchdown.

But Webb, inserted for an ineffective Ponder, threw for 84 yards and a touchdown and ran for 109 yards and another score. The Vikings have a surfeit of backup quarterbacks, it seems.

Detroit moved to 8-5 with the win, while Minnesota fell to 2-11 with the loss.

For more on the Lions, visit Pride of Detroit. For more on the Vikings, visit Daily Norseman. SB Nation has you covered for the rest of Week 14's NFL action, too: check out all the Week 14 NFL news and scores and Week 14 fantasy stats, and Week 14 NFL video highlights in our dedicated StoryStreams, and head to SB Nation's NFL hub any time for plenty more on the league.

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