EAGAN, Minn. — A battle of division foes is on tap for Sunday.
The Vikings return to NFC North play this weekend by hosting the Lions at noon (CT) at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Minnesota is 4-3-1 after having its three-game winning streak snapped Sunday against New Orleans. The Vikings are 0-0-1 in division play.
Detroit is 3-4 after falling to Seattle on Sunday. The Lions are 1-0 in NFC North play.
Here's a look at 10 numbers of note heading into Sunday's matchup:
20 — Vikings safety Harrison Smith has 20 career interceptions in Purple, which is 10th in franchise history. The All-Pro has recorded interceptions in back-to-back games for the fifth time in his career.
3 — Minnesota is one of three teams, along with the Rams and Bears, to rank in the top 10 in both offensive yards per game and defensive yards allowed per game. The Vikings are ninth offensively at 385.8 yards per game, and 10th on defense at 336.4 yards allowed per game.
2 — The Vikings have lost two straight games to the Lions at U.S. Bank Stadium. Minnesota is 15-5 overall in the regular season since the venue opened in 2016.
148 — Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen is on pace for 148 catches in 2018, as he has 74 receptions through the first eight games of the season. Hall of Fame wide receiver Marvin Harrison holds the single-season record with 143 catches.
16 — Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has played 16 career games against Minnesota. He is 8-8 and has thrown for 3,993 yards with 23 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
2,521 — Kirk Cousins has 2,521 passing yards through eight games, which is the most passing yards through the first half of a season in team history. Cousins needs 192 yards to set the team record for the most passing yards through the first nine games of a season.
6 —Kyle Rudolph has six career touchdown catches against Detroit. That's a career-high against one team for the Vikings tight end.
7 — The Vikings would improve to 5-3-1 on Sunday with a win. Seven of the past nine teams to have that record have qualified for the postseason.
466 — Lions running back Kerryon Johnson leads Detroit with 466 rushing yards in 2018. The rookie ran for 101 yards in Week 3, snapping a stretch of 71 games in which the Lions didn't have a 100-yard rusher.
72 — Minnesota is 72-39-2 all-time against Detroit, and the 72 wins are the most by the Vikings against an opponent in franchise history. The 113 total matchups are the third-most against an opponent in Vikings franchise history. The Vikings have only played Green Bay and Chicago more times.