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

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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


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