Detroit Lions (7-8) and Minnesota Vikings (4-10) Close Out Regular Season

Automated InsightsDecember 29, 2013

The Detroit Lions finish the regular season on the road against the Minnesota Vikings in an NFC North showdown. The game starts at 1:00 PM ET and can be seen on FOX. Detroit comes into the game with a 7-8 overall record and 4-1 division record. Minnesota sports a 4-10 overall record and 1-3 division record.

In their previous meeting in week one, the Vikings lost, 34-24. Joique Bell reached pay dirt twice in addition to 67 yards on five catches.

The Lions are coming off a narrow 23-20 defeat against the Giants, a game in which Bell played extraordinarily well, carrying the rock 20 times for 91 yards and one touchdown. The Vikings are coming off a 42-14 blowout loss versus the Bengals. Erin Henderson put forth a terrific effort, finishing with a team-leading 12 tackles.

The Vikings' pass defense surrenders an average of 310.3 yards per game, the worst in the league, and may provide Detroit with a better passing attack.


Lions Passing Leaders
Grade Name Comp Att Yds TDs Int
A- 90.8 M. Stafford 349 601 4,433 28 19


Vikings Passing Leaders
Grade Name Comp Att Yds TDs Int
C 74.3 C. Ponder 152 239 1,648 7 9
B 86.3 M. Cassel 133 221 1,618 10 8
D 62.3 J. Freeman 63 147 761 2 4


Lions Rushing Leaders
Grade Name P Att Yds YdsA TDs
A 92.4 R. Bush RB 209 974 4.7 4
B 82.7 J. Bell RB 158 619 3.9 8
A- 90.8 M. Stafford QB 37 69 1.9 2


Vikings Rushing Leaders
Grade Name P Att Yds YdsA TDs
A 92.3 A. Peterson RB 279 1,266 4.5 10
A- 90.4 T. Gerhart RB 36 283 7.9 2
C 74.3 C. Ponder QB 34 151 4.4 4


Lions Receiving Leaders
Grade Name P Rec Yds YdsA TDs
A+ 100+ C. Johnson WR 84 1,492 17.8 12
B 82.7 J. Bell RB 49 522 10.7 0
C 75.9 K. Durham WR 38 490 12.9 2


Vikings Receiving Leaders
Grade Name P Rec Yds YdsA TDs
B 85.0 G. Jennings WR 63 760 12.1 4
C+ 79.5 J. Simpson WR 45 697 15.5 1
C+ 77.6 C. Patterson WR 43 438 10.2 3