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Mon September 21, 2009
Streaks alive: Favre and Vikings beat Lions 27-13
DETROIT – Brett Favre set an NFL record with his 271st straight start in the regular season, then threw two touchdown passes to help the Minnesota Vikings beat the Detroit Lions 27-13 on Sunday.
Adrian Peterson's 27-yard TD run midway through the third quarter gave Minnesota (2-0) its first lead and he finished with 92 yards rushing.
The Lions (0-2) looked like they might win for the first time since 2007 when they had a 10-0 lead midway through the second quarter, but lost their 19th straight game to tie the second-longest skid in NFL history.
Minnesota shut down rookie quarterback Matthew Stafford after he and the Lions had some success early, taking control in the second half on Peterson's TD, Favre's second pass for a score and Ryan Longwell's field goals.