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Keenum, Vikings hold off Lions in early Thanksgiving game, 30-23

Keenum, Vikings hold off Lions in early Thanksgiving game, 30-23

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...

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