Vikings get much-needed win heading into bye week

Updated: November 12, 2012, 5:18 AM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Vikings GM Rick Spielman walked down the Metrodome stairs to the locker room after Minnesota's victory over the Detroit Lions with a look of relief more than excitement washed over his face.

"We needed that one," Spielman said quietly.

After dropping to 0-3 in the NFC North, the Detroit Lions find themselves in just as desperate a situation.

Adrian Peterson rushed for 171 yards and a touchdown and Christian Ponder rebounded with his first solid performance in ...

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