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

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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