Lions visit Vikings with 16 losses in last 18 trips
DETROIT (4-4) at MINNESOTA (5-2)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox
OPENING LINE - Vikings by 6
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Lions 3-4-1, Vikings 5-2
SERIES RECORD - Vikings lead 71-36-2
LAST MEETING - Vikings beat Lions 28-19, Oct. 25, 2015
LAST WEEK - Lions lost to Texans 20-13; Vikings lost to Bears 20-10
AP PRO32 RANKING - Lions No. 17, Vikings No. 8
LIONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (21), RUSH (27), PASS (16).
LIONS DEFENSE - OVERALL (23), RUSH (17), PASS (19).
VIKINGS OFFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (31), PASS (28).
VIKINGS DEFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (8) PASS (4).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Vikings have won 16 of last 18 at home vs. Lions, losing only in 2011 and 2014. ... Lions have lost all four games by seven points or fewer and total of 18 points. ... Lions QB Matthew Stafford has thrown five interceptions in 12 career games vs. Vikings but been sacked 39 times for total of 274 yards lost. ... Stafford has nine TD passes without interception and cumulative 115.0 passer rating over last four games. ... Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah has 4+ sacks and two forced fumbles in last four games vs. Vikings. ... Lions backup RB Zach Zenner is native of Eagan, Minnesota, about 15 miles southeast of U.S. Bank Stadium. ... Pat Shurmur takes over as offensive coordinator for Vikings after resignation of Norv Turner. Offense has not turned over ball in three home games. ... Vikings have allowed 104 points, fewest at seven-game mark for franchise since 1977, when they gave up 91. ... Vikings have fourth-worst sacks-per-pass-play rate in league, taking 11 sacks over last two games while scoring only 10 points in each. ... Vikings WR Stefon Diggs scored first career TD vs. Lions last year. ... Vikings DE Everson Griffen has 7+ sacks in past seven games against Lions. ... Fantasy Tip: Lions RB Theo Riddick had season-high 19 touches and 133 total yards vs. Texans. Diggs was targeted career-high 13 times last week, totaling 76 yards and score on eight receptions.
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