Case Keenum stood in the pocket to take a hit, dipped his right shoulder to slip out of a sack and shuffled his feet in the pocket to give his receivers more time to get open.
Looking like a savvy winner, instead of a journeyman, he picked apart Detroit's defense with his arm and made plays with his legs to help the Minnesota Vikings beat the Lions, 30-23, Thursday.
Keenum threw for two touchdowns and ran for a score in the first half to give the Vikings (9-2) a double-digit lead and they went on to win a seventh straight game.
They took a huge step toward winning the NFC North by taking a three-game lead over the second-place Lions.
Keenum, undrafted out of...
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) stands over Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) after he was sacked by Detroit Lions middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch (55) during the first half at Ford Field in Detroit.