Great start, rough finish as Vikings fall to Lions

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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) gets away from Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) to run for a touchdown in the first quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

DETROIT - Reggie Bush turned a short pass into a 77-yard touchdown in the third quarter and finished with 191 yards of offense to help the Detroit Lions pull away to beat the Minnesota Vikings 34-24 Sunday.

"They played better than us and they deserved to win the game," Frazier said. "We gotta come back on Monday and take a look at some things on tape and try to get them fixed, so we can figure out how to win on the road. We'll be on the road again next week."

The Lions overcame a slew of miscues on offense, defense and special teams.

The Vikings also made their share of mistakes, especially Christian Ponder, who threw three interceptions and fumbled.

"The good thing for us is that it counts as one game," Ponder said. "We have to move on. We play another divisional game on the road next week in Chicago. We're going to watch the film and learn from it."

Adrian Peterson ran for a 78-yard TD on his first carry and scored on a 4-yard run to give Minnesota a 14-6 lead in the second. He ended up with 93 yards rushing.

"You knew he would be hungry and ready to go," Frazier said. "First (offensive) play of the game, we give it to him and he breaks it. You're hoping at that point that we are going to see more runs like that, but they did a good from that point on of just bottling up our run game."

Bush, in his Detroit debut, gave the franchise what it has been missing since speedy running back Jahvid Best had his career ended by concussions.

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