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Second INT started Vikings' downward spiral

Christian Ponder (Tim Fuller/USA TODAY)

The Vikings' 14-6 lead started to evaporate on Christian Ponder's second interception in the second quarter, turning at least a potential Vikings field goal try into an eventual Lions touchdown in a swing of momentum.

For as badly as the Vikings had played in the first half of Sunday's regular-season opener against the Detroit Lions, with a little more than two minutes to play in the first half, the Vikings had the ball in Detroit territory with a 14-6 lead and a chance to stick an early dagger into them and take a commanding lead. What followed was an implosion on both sides of the ball. With 2:25 to play...

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