This and that
This and that from the Lions 27-13 loss to Minnesota: In the first quarter the Lions led in time of possession 9:24 to 5:36. But through four quarters it was almost dead even with the Lions at 30:25 to 29:35 for Minnesota. ... The Lions were just 5 of 13 (38 percent) on third-down conversions. The Vikings were 3 of 11 (27 percent). ... Linebacker Larry Foote had a team-high 10 tackles. He and Jason Hunter each sacked Favre. ... The Lions were missing two starters due to injury G Daniel Loper (knee) and defensive end Cliff Avril (hamstring). ... It was the 125th straight game that the Vikings defense has not allowed one individual to run for more than 100 yards. ... After just two penalties in their opening win against Cleveland, the Vikings had five for 43 yards. The Lions did them one better with six for a loss of 46 yards. ... Perhaps the biggest applause of the day came when Ernie Harwell was introduced as the honorary captain for the coin toss.