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History: Minnesota Vikings vs Detroit Lions

  • All-Time Record: The Vikings are 76-39-2 against the Lions, including 41-16-1 at home.
  • Series Notes: Minnesota has more victories against Detroit than any other franchise.
  • Current Streak: The Vikings have won five in a row, dating to Thanksgiving 2017.
  • Last time in Minnesota (2019): The Vikings defeated the Lions 20-7.

Facts to Know

Detroit Lions

  • Head Coach Matt Patricia is 9-22-1 through two seasons in Detroit, including 2-10 in NFC North games.
  • The Lions scored at least 24 points in six of the eight games that quarterback Matthew Stafford started in 2019. Without him, they hit the 24-point mark just once.

Minnesota Vikings

  • Head Coach: Mike Zimmer
  • Quarterback: Kirk Cousins
  • Defensive end Danielle Hunter’s 3.0 sacks against Detroit last December at U.S. Bank Stadium enabled him to become the youngest player (25 years, 40 days) with 50 career sacks in NFL history (since 1982).

Look back at photos over the course of time featuring games between the Vikings and the Lions.