The second quarter started with the Vikings defense giving up yardage on both the ground and through the air, pinning them back against the end zone. In the red zone, however, the defense toughened up and a Kevin Williams coverage sack brought it to an end with a field goal being the only damage done.
The Vikings offense then had a nice, methodical drive down the field that featured big runs from both Adrian Peterson and Christian Ponder. A dropped pass by Stephen Burton inside the ten doomed the Vikings chances of a touchdown, and they had to settle for a short field goal.
A solid defensive effort was capped off by great coverage by Jasper Brinkley and the Vikings got the ball back with 2:28 left in the half. A three and out, however, gave the ball back to the Lions at the two minute warning after some very questionable clock management.
A very impressive defensive stand, including a third down sack by Everson Griffen, actually gave the Vikings the ball back with 1:30 left in the half and two timeouts. The Vikings then went three and out.
So, with both offenses unable to do anything with their chances at the end of the first half, the Vikings lead by a score of 13-3.