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NFL: Minnesota 34, Detroit 24

Nov. 11, 2012 at 4:41 PM

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Adrian Peterson reeled off 171 rushing yards and scored on a long, game-clinching run Sunday, powering the Minnesota Vikings to a 34-24 win over Detroit.

Peterson's 61-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter capped a big day in which the NFL's leading rusher surpassed the 1,000-yard mark for the fifth time in his career. He finished Sunday with 1,128 yards for the season so far.

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Christian Ponder shook off several poor starts to pass for 221 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Vikings (6-4) snapped a two-game skid going into a bye week.

The Lions (4-5), meanwhile, saw a two-game winning streak snapped despite a great game from Calvin Johnson, who made a career-high 12 catches for 207 yards and a TD.

Matthew Stafford amassed 329 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Detroit's loss.

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