Vikings QB Christian Ponder had a particularly rough second quarter on Sunday:
Second-and-1 at the Vikings 29
Ponder’s quick pass to Jerome Simpson is deflected and intercepted by DeAndre Levy, whose touchdown return is nullified by a penalty on Ndamukong Suh.
Third-and-5 at the Vikings 44
Ponder’s pass to Jarius Wright on the right sideline is anticipated but dropped by Bill Bentley of the Lions, who would have had a certain touchdown.
First-and-10 at the Lions 38
Ponder tries to throw the ball away, but Suh hits him and the wobbly pass is intercepted by Stephen Tulloch. Detroit, trailing 14-6, drives for a touchdown before halftime.