Regular Season Closes with the Minnesota Vikings (4-10) Battling the Detroit Lions (7-8)

Automated InsightsDecember 29, 2013

The Minnesota Vikings end the regular season at home by facing off against the Detroit Lions in an NFC North battle. FOX will broadcast the game and kickoff is at 1:00 PM ET. Minnesota is 4-10 overall and 1-3 in the division. Detroit has a 7-8 overall record and is 4-1 in the division.

In the first meeting for these two teams in week one, the Vikings suffered a defeat, 34-24. Adrian Peterson was superb, reaching the end zone three times on top of 93 yards on 18 carries.

The Vikings are coming off a 42-14 blowout loss against the Bengals, a game in which Erin Henderson was the top player with 12 tackles. In their previous outing, the Lions lost by a slender 23-20 margin versus the Giants. Joique Bell was terrific, reaching pay dirt once in addition to 91 yards on 20 carries.

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