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 on Matthew Stafford in a dominant performance that would have made the old Purple People Eaters proud.This unstoppable pass rush was led Cheap Stefon Diggs Jersey , predictably, by Danielle Hunter.Hunter had 3 1/2 of Minnesota's franchise-record 10 sacks plus a fourth-quarter fumble return for a touchdown , tormenting Stafford and the Detroit Lions all afternoon in a 24-9 victory by the Vikings on Sunday."We knew he liked to throw the ball down the field, so that's something that really helped us a lot because he held on to the ball," said Hunter, who moved into the NFL lead with 11 1/2 sacks for the season. "So as long as we executed the rush plan, we knew we'd be able to get back there."Hunter also was credited with nine tackles and four quarterback hits. The Vikings (5-3-1) limited the Lions (3-5) to a season-low 214 total yards, and their pressure on Stafford was so intense he literally had pieces of rubber pellets from the artificial turf flushed out of his left eye in the second quarter. The Lions had a streak of 25 consecutive games with at least 14 points come to a crashing halt."The fault is on everybody," said Stafford, who was sacked a total of 13 times over the first seven games. "I have to get the ball out faster."After Dalvin Cook dropped a pitch from Kirk Cousins and A'Shawn Robinson recovered at the Detroit 28 with Minnesota leading 17-6, the Lions converted a fake punt to keep that drive alive. Two plays later, Stafford ran right on the short side of the field and tried an option-style flip that Kerryon Johnson was unable to secure, and Hunter scooped it up on his way to the easy score."I don't know why he pitched it. He could've just run," Hunter said. "I thought it was a pass all the way, but I guess he didn't want to get hit or something."That happened a lot, including a total of three times in the second quarter on two separate possessions inside the Minnesota 20 that forced the Lions to settle for field goals by Matt Prater.After a throw by Cousins to Adam Thielen near midfield was intercepted by Darius Slay, the Lions made it as far as the 12-yard line. Hunter sacked Stafford on consecutive snaps, sharing the first one with Everson Griffen."He's a freak of nature. He looks like a superhero," Griffen said of the fourth-year defensive end. "I expected that from him."Nine of the 10 sacks by the Vikings came from their front four, including 2 1/2 by backup defensive tackle Tom Johnson. During the heyday of the Purple People Eaters, the Vikings had nine sacks in a game in 1968, 1969 and 1970. They also did it in 1993. But this was the record-setter http://www.vikingscheapshops.com/cheap-authentic-brett-jones-jersey , thanks to a well-timed mix of blitzes called by coach Mike Zimmer and the relentless rush by Hunter and his friends up front."We know if we give them time, they'll get there," safety Harrison Smith said. "It's fun to be a part of."HE'S COOKIN'With one burst through a big hole in the left side of the line , Cook made clear he's healthy again with a 70-yard gain in the second quarter to set up a short touchdown catch by Thielen. According to the NFL's NextGen Stats tracker, he averaged 22.07 mph during that run for the fastest in the league this season. The Lions have allowed a rush of 50-plus yards in four different games this year.NOT THIELEN ITThielen's streak of 100-yard receiving games ended at eight in a row, leaving him in a tie for the record with Lions legend Calvin Johnson. The Lions double-covered him often, taking advantage of the absence of fellow standout Stefon Diggs to rib injury, and Thielen finished with only four receptions for 22 yards.STACKS OF SACKSThe previous high sack total for Stafford in his career was seven, against the Vikings in 2015. He has been sacked five times or more on 15 different occasions, six of those by the Vikings. The Lions are 3-12 in those games."It's a big shot to our pride," left guard Frank Ragnow said.UH-OHThe opening kickoff was ominous for the Lions when Prater slipped after his leg swing, an unintentional squib the Vikings returned to their 35. Practice squad promotion Chad Beebe caught back-to-back passes on the first drive of his NFL debut. The second one netted 13 yards on fourth-and-2 from the Detroit 37. Latavius Murray finished the march with a 1-yard touchdown run.INJURY REPORTLions: DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) returned from a six-game absence with had a sack in the closing seconds of the second quarter that forced the Vikings to settle for a field goal. ... LT Taylor Decker left in the third quarter with an undisclosed injury but later returned.Vikings: LB Anthony Barr (hamstring) and LG Tom Compton (knee) were held out for the second straight game, and SS Andrew Sendejo (groin) missed his fourth straight contest. ... Backup TE David Morgan hobbled off in the third quarter with a left knee injury.UP NEXTLions: Play at Chicago next Sunday.Vikings: Play at Chicago on Nov. 18, after the bye.Wednesday Open Thread: August 15, 2018 Happy Hump Day, everyone!We’re at the half-way mark of the week, and also the half-way point of the month of August. Real football will be here before we know it, let’s hope the team can enter the regular season with no additional major injuries. This is going to be a FUN year for we Vikings fans.Around the DN since our last open thread:Dan Persons has news and notes from the training camps of our 3 NFC North rivals.The O line will find out what they’re made of as they practice against a formidable Jaguars defense, per Wludford.Ted shared a hint from PA that there could be a Vikings preseason trade in the works.Chris shared the ESPN opinion (they actually get this one right, keep reading!) that the Vikings have one of the NFL’s best collections of young talent. I have to say, they’ve certainly improved at bringing in and developing young players since Zimmer and Company came to town.Chris posted the transcript from yesterday’s media address by George Edwards.Vikings news from other sources and news from around the league:FoxSports looks at Rashod Hill’s development as he goes up against a tough Jags defense in practice.At the Strib, hear how Coach Zimmer is taking steps to ensure the Vikes-Jags joint practices are clean. Just one of the many reasons I respect the hell out of Mike Zimmer Mike Remmers Jersey , I am so thankful the Vikes brought him here.Over at Vikings.com, hear OC John DeFilippo as he’s wired for sound, catch Mike Hughes talking with the media, and there’s lots more to look through in the media vault.Ben Rothlisberger is in concussion protocol after taking a hit during practice yesterday, per NFL.com.Carson Wentz says it will be close when asked if he’ll be able to start week one, from the USA Today.HC Todd Bowles thinks Terrelle Pryor should exercise his right to remain silent when he’s asked about injuries, from NFL.com.We come to today’s media selection:We may not have regular season football yet, but we have some hype videos to get us pumped up for the season. Here’s one of ‘em, enjoy! Possible warning: there may or may not be NSFW language in the.........music?......on this video, I had to mute it a few seconds into the video, so I’m not sure. Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:No discussion of politics or religionNo feeding of the trollsThis isn’t a male version of The View, so leave the gender hatred at the doorKeep the bad language to a minimum (using the spoiler tags, if you mustSpeaking of which, if discussing a newer show or movie, please use spoiler tagsNo pictures that could get someone fired or in serious trouble with their employerIf you can’t disagree in a civil manner, feel free to go awayWhile navigating the open thread, just assume anything you read is sarcasmWith that, the beer light is on and the bar is open. Belly up & tie one on. Don’t forget to tip your waitress, & try the lutefisk
 
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