Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings host the Detroit Lions Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis in what will be the first meeting between the teams played outdoors in 33 years. Rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will return for the Vikings (2-3) after he missed last week’s 42-10 loss at Green Bay, while the Lions (3-2) may be without All-Pro wideout Calvin Johnson, who aggravated an ankle injury early in last week’s 17-14 loss to the Bills.
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How to Watch
Details for Sunday’s game are below:
Kickoff: 1:00 p.m. ET
Live stream: The game can be live streamed here.
TV coverage: Fox
Week 5: Bills 17, Lions 14
Dan Carpenter won it for Buffalo on a 58-yard field goal with four seconds remaining after Detroit kicker Alex Henery missed all three of his attempts in the game. Golden Tate caught seven passes for 134 yards and a touchdown. Rashean Mathis scored a touchdown for Detroit with a 41-yard interception return.
Week 4: Lions 24, Jets 17
The Lions took a 17-3 halftime lead and held on for the win on the road. Matthew Stafford was 24-of-34 for 293 yards and two touchdowns, and Golden Tate caught eight passes for 116 yards. Detroit won the turnover battle 2-0.
Week 3: Lions 19, Packers 7
Detroit held the Packers to just 223 yards of offense and held the ball for 38:13 minutes. The Lions had a 40-yard fumble return for a touchdown by Don Carey and a safety scored by DeAndre Levy, who tackled Eddie Lacy in the end zone. Reggie Bush had Detroit’s lone offensive touchdown, a 26-yard run in the fourth quarter.
Week 2: Panthers 24, Lions 7
Detroit turned the ball over three times and did not have a takeaway. The Lions’ lone score was in the third quarter on a one-yard pass from Matthew Stafford to Jed Collins that gave them a 7-6 lead. Stephen Tulloch logged three tackles for loss.
Week 1: Lions 35, Giants 14
Matthew Stafford threw for 346 yards and two touchdowns, both to Calvin Johnson. Johnson finished with 164 yards and two TDs on seven receptions. Detroit held the Giants to just 197 yards of total offense.
Week 5: Packers 42, Vikings 10
The Vikings didn’t score until the first play of the fourth quarter when Christian Ponder got into the endzone on a six-yard run. Ponder, making his first start for the Vikings since Nov. 24, was 22-of-44 for 222 yards and threw two interceptions. Matt Asiata ran for 72 yards on 15 carries, but lost a fumble.
Week 4: Vikings 41, Falcons 28
Matt Asiata put the Vikings up for good with a one-yard touchdown run with 10:50 remaining in the game. Rookie Teddy Bridgewater threw for 317 yards on 19-of-30 passing in his first NFL start. Jerick McKinnon rushed for 135 yards on 18 carries, and Asiata had 78 yards on 20 attempts and scored three touchdowns.
Week 3: Saints 20, Vikings 9
Minnesota’s offense was limited to three Blair Walsh field goals. Safety Harrison Smith was credited with three pass breakups. Rookie Teddy Bridgewater made his NFL debut after Matt Cassel got injured and was 12-for-20 for 150 yards.
Week 2: Patriots 30, Vikings 7
Matt Cassel matched a career high with four interceptions. It was his first four-pick game since 2009 with the Chiefs in a loss to Buffalo. Cassel was also sacked six times, for a combined loss of 36 yards. Matt Asiata scored on a 25-yard pass play from Cassel to give Minnesota a first-quarter 7-0 lead.
Week 1: Vikings 34, Rams 6
Cordarrelle Patterson became just the second non-running back to have 100 yards rushing in a game for Minnesota, finishing with 102 on three carries. Quarterback Joe Webb was the first in 2011. Harrison Smith scored on an 81-yard interception return for the Vikings. Everson Griffen had two of the Vikings’ five quarterback sacks.