GAMEDAY Live Blog: Vikings at Lions, Week 7
It's time for football.
The Vikings are in Detroit to take on the Lions, looking for their first victory in the NFC North and to extend their two-game winning streak.
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1:06 Trae Waynes intercepts Stafford, and that'll do it. Thanks for following along! Lots of postgame coverage coming to Viking Maven today and tomorrow.
Vikings 42, Lions 30
2:00 Touchdown, Dalvin Cook. He punches in his second score of the day and that should do it. 42 points and 500 yards of offense for the Vikings in Detroit.
3:00 Stefon Diggs! He beats Justin Coleman on a deep route and Cousins finds him for 66 yards. Vikings can essentially put the game away with a touchdown here.
Vikings 35, Lions 30
3:10 Marvin Jones has FOUR touchdown catches in this game. Lions go for 2 but Mike Hughes breaks up the pass. This isn't over just yet.
Vikings 35, Lions 24
5:46 Touchdown, Kyle Rudolph. His first of the season, a 15-yarder up the middle. This is Rudy's most productive receiving game of the year; he has 5 catches for 58 yards a touchdown while stepping up in Thielen's absence.
8:58 Vikings ball! The Lions went for it on 4th and short from the Minnesota 41, and Eric Kendricks broke up the pass. Vikings will have a chance to add to their 4-point lead.
12:56 The Vikings were forced to attempt a field goal after Stefon Diggs couldn't come down with what looked like a catchable pass in the end zone. Dan Bailey's 45-yard attempt wasn't even close, hooking far to the left.
Vikings 28, Lions 24
3:26 Lions forced to settle for a field goal after a Danielle Hunter sack sets them behind the sticks. Prater drills it.
5:22 Stafford finally takes a deep shot and connects with Marvin Hall for 47 yards. Anthony Harris was in coverage.
6:35 Vikings forced to punt for the first time since their opening drive. Cousins missed Bisi Johnson on first and third down. Looked like Johnson may have ran the wrong route on third down.
Vikings 28, Lions 21
9:02 CJ Ham touchdown catch! The Vikings are slicing through the Lions defense by running the ball and using play action rollouts to the left. The Lions have been completely unable to stop crossing routes against man coverage.
Lions 21, Vikings 21
0:06 Well, this has been entertaining. Marvin Jones just caught his third touchdown of the game right before halftime.
Vikings 21, Lions 14
3:33 Touchdown, Dalvin Cook. That was a 97-yard drive for the Vikings, featuring a few nice gains by Kyle Rudolph. Injuries are piling up for the Lions, with DT Snacks Harrison the latest to leave the game. Thielen has missed the past two offensive series for the Vikings.
Lions 14, Vikings 14
12:44 Touchdown, Olabisi Johnson. First career TD for the rookie. Pass interference negated an interception in the end zone, and the Vikings run play action from the 1 for the touchdown pass.
14:55 Cousins with an absolute dime to Diggs up the sideline on third down, and a great catch by No. 14.
Lions 14, Vikings 7
0:13 Marvin Jones again. This team, he beats Xavier Rhodes for a short touchdown pass. Another defensive penalty hurt the Vikings on that drive.
Lions 7, Vikings 7
5:14 Wow. What a throw by Kirk Cousins to Adam Thielen. He was rolling to his left and found Thielen in the back of the end zone for a 25-yard touchdown pass. Thielen is a little shaken up after sliding into the wall.
Lions 7, Vikings 0
7:34 Touchdown Lions. Stafford to Marvin Jones, missed tackle by Trae Waynes. The Vikings didn't do much on their first drive, and had a few bad defensive penalties to help the Lions march down the field.
12:43 The Lions pushed the ball into Vikings territory on their opening drive and were about to attempt a 56-yard field goal, but committed a false start and were forced to punt.