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Game Notes: Vikings 24, Lions 9

· Vikings are 73-39-2 vs. Detroit all-time and at home are 40-16-1. Detroit becomes the first team the Vikings have defeated 40 times at home.

· On week 9, The Vikings overall record is 36-21-1. The Vikings have played the Lions on week nine 10 times and have won the last 8 straight and are 8-1-1 overall.

1) L 31-31 vs. Det., 11/13/1966

2) T 10-10 vs. Det., 11/12/1967

3) W 24-20 vs. Det., 11/15/1970

4) W 16-14 vs. Det., 11/12/1972

5) W 28-7 vs. Det., 11/11/1973

6) W 31-23 vs. Det., 11/7/1976

7) W 16-13 vs. Det., 11/3/1985

8) W 17-7 @ Det., 11/11/1990

9) W 27-10 vs. Det., 11/15/2009

10) W 24-9 vs. Det., 11/4/2018

· In the month of November, the Vikings are 24-9-2 vs. the Lions. Overall, on November 4, the Vikings are 6-3, and this is the first time they've played the Lions on Nov. 4.

1) L 31-39 @ Pitt., 11/4/1962

2) W 26-3 vs. Clev., 11/4/1973

3) L   7-37 @ St. L., 11/4/1979

4) W 27-24 vs. T.B., 11/4/1984

5) W 27-22 vs. Den., 11/4/1990

6) W 35-17 vs. S.D., 11/4/2007

7) L 20-30 @ Sea., 11/4/2012

8) W 24-9 vs. Det., 11/4/2018

· Danielle Hunter had a career-high 3.5 QB sacks in a game. Tom Johnson had a career-high 2.5. Both previous bests were 2. Hunter ranks 3rd highest vs. the Lions all-time in a single game.

1t) 4.0 Kevin Williams, 10/12/2008

  1t) 4.0 Gary Larsen, 10/6/1968

* 3t) 3.5 Danielle Hunter, 11/4/2018*

  3t) 3.5 Carl Eller, 11/27/1969

  5t) 3.0 Randy Holloway, 9/25/1983

  5t) 3.0 Jared Allen, 12/11/2011

*  7) 2.5 Tom Johnson, 11/4/2018*

· Danielle Hunter moves into 4th place for most QB sacks in first 4 seasons.

 1) 62.0 Jared Allen, 2008-11

 2) 39.0 Alan Page, 1967-70

 3) 37.0 Jim Marshall, 1961-64

4) 36.5 Danielle Hunter, 2015-18

 5) 34.5 John Randle, 1990-93

· Chad Beebe played in his first NFL game and caught 3 passes for 21 yards.

· Danielle Hunter returned his second career opponent fumble for a touchdown. This was the 11th time a Vikings player has returned a fumble for a TD vs. the Lions in the series history.

1) 1 Ed Sharockman @ Detroit, 12/9/1962 (88t)

2) 1 Earsell Mackbee, 11/12/1967 (55t)

3) 1 Jim Lindsey, 12/11/1971 (0t)

4) 1 Hilgenberg 16L/Krause 70t, 12/14/1975 (86t)

5) 1 Charlie Johnson, 12/19/1982 (44t)

6) 1 Chris Martin, 9/23/1984 (8t)

7) 1 Orlando Thomas, 11/23/1995 (17t) ®

8) 1 Tyrone Carter, 12/16/2001 (46t)

9) 1 Ben Leber, 10/8/2006 (0t)

10) 1 Ray Edwards, 9/16/2007 (9t)

11) 1 Danielle Hunter, 11/4/2018 (32t)

· Adam Thielen moves into 4th place for consecutive games scoring a receiving touchdown.

1)  10 Randy Moss, 11/30/03 - 10/17/2004

2t)   7 Randy Moss, 11/15/98 - 12/26/1998 ®

2t)   7 Cris Carter, 10/17/99 - 12/6/1999

4t)   6 Cris Carter, 11/24/96 - 8/31/1997

4t)  6 Adam Thielen, 9/27/18 - 11/4/2018

· The Vikings set a team record for most QB sacks in a single game.

1) 10 vs. Detroit, 11/4/2018

2t)  9 vs. Detroit, 10/6/1968

2t)  9 vs. Chicago, 11/2/1969

2t)  9 vs. Atlanta, 12/20/1970

2t)  9 vs. Chicago, 10/25/1993

· Adam Thielen set a team record for most receptions in the first 9 games to start a season.

*  1) 78 Adam Thielen, 2018*

   2) 72 Cris Carter, 1994

   3) 63 Randy Moss, 2003

· Adam Thielen set a team record for most receptions in 9 consecutive games.

* 1) 78 Adam Thielen, 9/9/18 - 11/4/2018*

  2) 77 Cris Carter, 9/18 - 11/20/1994

  3) 75 Cris Carter, 10/2 - 12/1/1994

· Dalvin Cook's 70-yard run was his career long, and the team's 5th longest vs. the Lions.

1) 80t Adrian Peterson, 9/26/2010

2) 78t Adrian Peterson, 9/8/2013

3) 75 Adrian Peterson, 10/25/2015

4) 71 Tommy Mason, 12/9/1962

5) 70 Dalvin Cook, 11/4/2018

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