Vikings Rebound to Beat Lions
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adrian Peterson had 192 total yards and the Minnesota Vikings rebounded from a rough season opener for a 26-16 victory Sunday over the Detroit Lions.
Peterson, playing in front of a pro-Vikings crowd for the first time in 658 days, rushed 29 times for 134 yards after receiving a pregame standing ovation out of the tunnel and a couple of "AP! AP! AP!" chants from the fans on a sun-soaked afternoon.
Teddy Bridgewater played a smart, sharp game for Minnesota (1-1) after looking lost Monday in defeat at San Francisco, throwing one touchdown and running for another while finishing 14 for 18 for 153 yards and no turnovers.
Matthew Stafford was erratic for Detroit (0-2), which fell behind 14-0 early in the second quarter and netted just 38 yards rushing against a defense that surrendered 230 yards on the ground to the 49ers.