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

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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
GradeNameCompAttYdsTDsInt
A-90.8M. Stafford3496014,4332819

Vikings Passing Leaders
GradeNameCompAttYdsTDsInt
C74.3C. Ponder1522391,64879
B86.3M. Cassel1332211,618108
D62.3J. Freeman6314776124

Lions Rushing Leaders
GradeNamePAttYdsYdsATDs
A92.4R. BushRB2099744.74
B82.7J. BellRB1586193.98
A-90.8M. StaffordQB37691.92

Vikings Rushing Leaders
GradeNamePAttYdsYdsATDs
A92.3A. PetersonRB2791,2664.510
A-90.4T. GerhartRB362837.92
C74.3C. PonderQB341514.44

Lions Receiving Leaders
GradeNamePRecYdsYdsATDs
A+100+C. JohnsonWR841,49217.812
B82.7J. BellRB4952210.70
C75.9K. DurhamWR3849012.92

Vikings Receiving Leaders
GradeNamePRecYdsYdsATDs
B85.0G. JenningsWR6376012.14
C+79.5J. SimpsonWR4569715.51
C+77.6C. PattersonWR4343810.23

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