EAGAN, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings (8-4) will return home to open the fourth quarter of the 2019 regular season by hosting the Detroit Lions (3-8-1).
The Vikings bounced back with a win after each of their first three losses this season and are trying to do the same in the noon (CT) Sunday kickoff.
Here are three notes on the matchup and information on how to watch or listen to the game.
Aired it out: In the teams' first meeting this season (Oct. 20), the Vikings became just the second team to score more than 40 points against the Lions since Matt Patricia was hired. The other occurrence was by the Jets in the 2018 regular-season opener and Patricia's first game as a head coach. Kirk Cousins tossed four touchdown passes, threw for 333 yards and compiled his best passer rating in Purple (141.5) in the 42-30 victory. Minnesota is the only team to defeat Detroit this season by more than one score.
Look back at photos over the course of time featuring games between the Vikings and the Lions.
10-pack of sacks/possible milestone: The last time that the Lions visited U.S. Bank Stadium, the Vikings set a single-game record with 10 sacks, including 3.5 by Danielle Hunter. The 2015 third-round pick now has 49.5 career sacks and can become the youngest player to record 50 sacks. Matthew Stafford, who is not expected to play, has been sacked 65 times by the Vikings in 19 career games.
Scoring spree: With six touchdowns on the season (all since Week 7 at Detroit), Kyle Rudolph now has 47 for his career and 25 since 2016, which ranks second among tight ends behind Travis Kelce's 26 for the Chiefs since 2016.
Here are all the ways to catch the action:
FOX (KMSP in the Twin Cities)
Play-by-Play: Thom Brennaman
Analyst: Chris Spielman
Sideline Reporter: Shannon Spake
Fans in the markets pictured in the yellow coverage area on the map from 506sports.com will be able to watch the game on their iOS mobile devices with the VIKINGS APP or VIKINGS MOBILE SITE (Safari browser only).
KFAN 100.3-FM/KTLK 1130-AM in Minneapolis/St. Paul
Play-by-Play: Paul Allen
Analyst: Pete Bercich
Sideline Reporters: Greg Coleman & Ben Leber
Radio Pre-game Show: Mike Mussman | 10 a.m. (CT)
KFAN and KTLK serve as the flagship stations for the five-state Vikings Radio Network.
Sirius: DEN 133 or Streaming 809; MIN 81 or Streaming 819
XM: DEN Streaming 809; MIN 225 or Streaming 819
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