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September 8, 2013

Vikes make too many mistakes in loss to Lions

Initial TD run by Peterson one of few highlights

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"Turnovers on the road — at home as well, but on the road in particular — are tough sometimes to overcome," Minnesota coach Leslie Frazier said. "Especially when you put an offense like that, at times on a short field."

Detroit's final touchdown came after a roughing the passer penalty on Letroy Guion on third-and-18 kept the drive alive. Xavier Rhodes was called for pass interference on another third down play, and Stafford's 1-yard touchdown pass to Joseph Fauria made it 34-24 with 6:47 remaining.

"That's something that we'll have to learn from," Frazier said. "Our guys are trying to be aggressive and get after the quarterback. ... Those two were definitely costly."

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