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Associated Press, Published December 05 2010

NFL: Vikings overcome loss of Favre in 38-14 win

MINNEAPOLIS – Tarvaris Jackson came off the bench for the injured Brett Favre and threw for 187 yards and two touchdowns, and the Minnesota Vikings defense dominated Buffalo in a 38-14 victory on Sunday.

Adrian Peterson rushed for 107 yards and three touchdowns on a gimpy right ankle for the Vikings (5-7), who are 2-0 under interim head coach Leslie Frazier.

Favre injured his throwing shoulder on the first series of the game after a big hit by Bills linebacker Arthur Moats. Jackson came in and led the Vikings to 31 first-half points. But he also threw three interceptions, including one that Drayton Florence returned 40 yards for a touchdown.

Florence had two interceptions for the Bills (2-10). Buffalo committed five turnovers and had just 9 yards passing in the first half to lose its second in a row following two straight wins.

Buffalo 7 0 0 7 – 14

Minnesota 7 24 0 7 – 38

First Quarter

Buf – Florence 40 interception return (Lindell kick), 4:34.

Min – Rice 31 pass from Jackson (Longwell kick), 1:45.

Second Quarter

Min – Peterson 2 run (Longwell kick), 14:56.

Min – Peterson 3 run (Longwell kick), 11:00.

Min – Rice 6 pass from Jackson (Longwell kick), 8:00.

Min – FG Longwell 38, :00.

Fourth Quarter

Min – Peterson 43 run (Longwell kick), 14:46.

Buf – D.Nelson 12 pass from Fitzpatrick (Lindell kick), 4:43.

A – 64,012.

Buf Min

First downs 10 22

Total Net Yards 239 387

Rushes-yards 23-84 40-210

Passing 155 177

Punt Returns 2-12 3-25

Kickoff Returns 6-75 2-55

Interceptions Ret. 4-77 1-41

Comp-Att-Int 15-25-1 15-23-4

Sacked-Yards Lost 1-3 1-10

Punts 6-44.2 4-43.8

Fumbles-Lost 5-4 0-0

Penalties-Yards 6-54 4-20

Time of Possession 26:03 33:57

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING: Buffalo, Jackson 11-42, Spiller 7-35, Fitzpatrick 4-5, Jones 1-2. Minnesota, Peterson 16-107, Gerhart 12-54, Young 10-27, Jackson 2-22.

PASSING: Buffalo, Fitzpatrick 15-25-1-158. Minnesota, Jackson 15-22-3-187, Favre 0-1-1-0.

RECEIVING: Buffalo, D.Nelson 4-34, Evans 3-72, St.Johnson 2-36, Spiller 2-1, McIntyre 1-8, Jackson 1-6, Jones 1-1, Martin 1-0. Minnesota, Rice 5-105, Kleinsasser 3-25, Camarillo 2-27, Shiancoe 2-17, Berrian 1-14, Peterson 1-1, Gerhart 1-(minus 2).

MISSED FIELD GOALS: None.