Gridiron Gab Rapid Recap: Two Kick Returns for Scores Lift Vikings to 20-13 Win Over Lions

Last week the Vikings beat up the 49ers with a combination of physical play on both offense and defense.

Sunday in Detroit, it was the play of the special teams, responsible for 14 of the teams 20 points, that led the way as Minnesota moved to 3-1 with a 20-13 win over the Lions.

Percy Harvin returned the opening kickoff 105 yards, and Marcus Sherels ran back the first punt of the second half 77 yards for a score, boosting the Vikings to a 20-13 win Sunday – and sending the underachieving Lions into a dubious category all their own.

”It was slow-motion, especially today,” Harvin said. ”That hole opened up, and you probably could have walked through there. The blockers did a great job. They told me all week they were going to do everything they could to get me in the end zone. Special teams was huge today.”

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