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2:39 PM - The Lions kick a 40-yard field goal as time expires as the Vikings lose 16-13. Minnesota drops to 6-5 and will host Dallas a week from today on Thursday Night Football.

2:37 PM - Bradford is intercepted as the Lions get possession of the ball at Minnesota's 20-yard line.

2:31 PM - The game is tied at 13 after Detroit makes a 48-yard field goal with just under two minutes to play. Eric Kendricks had a big tackle on third-and-1 to force the field goal.

2:19 PM - The Vikings drive stalls after taking a few minutes off the clock but Jeff Locke pins Detroit at their own 2-yard line after a big 57-yard punt. Minnesota leads 13-10 with just over five minutes left.

2:14 PM -Rookie Willie Beavers is in at RT after Jeriah Sirles has left the game.

2:10 PM - The Vikings forced Detroit to punt after stuffing the Lions on a run on third-and-7. Andrew Sendejo and Danielle Hunter split a sack on the drive. The Vikings lead 13-10 and have the ball on their own 20-yard line.

2:01 PM -The Vikings take their first lead of the game on a 28-yard field goal by Forbath as Minnesota leads 13-10 early in the fourth quarter. The Vikings drove to the 10-yard line but the drive was hampered by a personal foul penalty on T.J. Clemmings. Cordarrelle Patterson sparked the drive with a  22-yard run on a reverse.

1:46 PM - Minnesota's defense continues its strong third quarter as the Vikings force a punt after just four offensive plays for Detroit. The Vikings will take over on their own 14-yard line.

1:40 PM - The Vikings tied the game at 10 on a 30-yard field goal by Kai Forbath. Minnesota's drive was highlighted by a 41-yard catch by running back Jerick McKinnon. Minnesota couldn't convert third-and-5 in the red zone and is 0-for-5 on third down today.

1:34 PM - Anthony Barr sacks Stafford as the Vikings defense forces a quick three-and-out. Thielen calls for a fair catch on the punt as Minnesota gets the ball on their own 39-yard line.

1:31 PM - The Vikings are forced to punt on their opening drive of the second half as the Lions will take over on their own 13-yard line.

1:07 PM - The Vikings were able to keep the Lions from getting within Matt Prater's range for a field goal and also prevented Stafford from completing a pass after Detroit made it to the Minnesota 49. The Vikings trail 10-7 at halftime and will get the ball to start the second half.

12:57 PM - Officials reviewed the play and decided that the spotting of the football stands. The Vikings will take over at their 49.

12:54 PM - On fourth-and-1, Zach Zenner was stuffed for no gain, but Detroit is challenging the spotting of the football.

12:48 PM - The Vikings opted to go for it on fourth-and-2, but it's incomplete. Detroit takes over at its 41 with 3:40 left in the second quarter.

12:44 PM -The Vikings have flipped field position thanks to a great catch by TE Rhett Ellison for a gain of 21.

Officials initially called pass interference on a second-and-9 play, but Detroit challenged the call because it was tipped at the line of scrimmage.

12:37 PM - The Lions have taken a 10-7 lead on a 29-yard field goal by Matt Prater.

Trae Waynes came up with a nice pass breakup in the end zone to force the field goal.

Vikings center Joe Berger is being evaluated for a concussion.

12:30 PM - The Vikings went three-and-out quickly, thanks to a negative run on second down that lost 4. Bradford tried a quick pass to Asiata on third down, but it gained 6 when the Vikings needed 8.

Jeff Locke's 50-yard punt was fair caught at the Lions 30 with 9:50 left in the second quarter.

12:27 PM - The Vikings forced the first punt of the day, a 30-yarder by Sam Martin that Adam Thielen fair caught at the Minnesota 12.

Minnesota halted Detroit's momentum by forcing a pair of incompletions by Stafford.

The Vikings will take over with 11:54 left in the second quarter.

12:11 PM -The Vikings came with an answer drive, matching number of plays (12) and yards (75) as the Lions opening drive. Matt Asiata ran from 5 yards for a score, and Kai Forbath tied the game at 7 with an extra point.

Minnesota held the ball for 6:34.

12:08 PM - The Vikings opened the game with Cordarrelle Patterson, Adam Thielen and Laquon Treadwell in at receiver, but Sam Bradford went to Kyle Rudolph for a gain of 5. Jerick McKinnon followed with a 5-yard run.

Bradford completed his first five passes for a total of 42 yards.

The Vikings faced second-and-8 at the Lions 20-yard line. Officials originally ruled that he fumbled during a sack by Ezekiel Ansah, but a review of the play confirmed that Bradford threw a pass attempt.

Bradford targeted Treadwell on the ensuing play, and the rookie drew a pass interference penalty against Darius Slay.

The Vikings have a fresh set of downs at the 15-yard line.

11:53 AM -The Lions won the toss and elected to receive. Kai Forbath's kickoff resulted in a touchback.

Detroit hummed its way down the field, efficiently blending runs and passes. Matthew Stafford completed all six of his passes and had a 6-yard scramble. Stafford capped the drive with a 2-yard touchdown pass to Anquan Boldin.

The Lions are up 7-0 with 7:14 left in the first quarter.

View behind-the-scenes pregame images and images fans tailgating as the Vikings prepare to take on the Lions.

11:00 AM - Before the game, click here check out what the experts are predicting for the Vikings Thanksgiving matchup against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field.

10:05 AM - Terence Newman and Stefon Diggs are inactive for today's Vikings game in Detroit.

Newman suffered a neck injury on Sunday against Arizona in his 200th career regular-season game.

Trae Waynes, who played collegiately at Michigan State, will start in place of Newman.

Diggs will be out with a knee injury. He will miss the opportunity to follow-up his 13-catch performance against Detroit on Nov. 6. This is the second game this season that the Vikings have been without Diggs (Houston was the other game).

The Vikings also are without punt return specialist Marcus Sherels (rib) and Sharrif Floyd (knee) because of injuries. Minnesota's other inactives are Taylor Heinicke, Rashod Hill and Stephen Weatherly.

Detroit's inactives are: LB DeAndre Levy, DT Khyri Thornton, T Cornelius Lucas, OL Joe Dahl, RB Justin Forsett and S Don Carey.

The Vikings are set to play their first Thanksgiving Day game in almost 20 years today, and the stakes are high as first place will be on the line at 11:30 AM CT as they take on the Lions in Detroit.

All eyes will be on the team's inactive list, which will be announced around 10 AM CT today, as the Vikings have several key players once again listed on the injury report. WR Stefon Diggs, who missed two days of practice with a knee injury, is not expected to play, per a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter. Other notable players listed as questionable include S Harrison Smith (ankle), LB Eric Kendricks (hip), and CB Captain Munnerlyn (ankle). CB Terence Newman didn't practice all week due to a neck injury and he is doubtful for the contest.

The Lions of course beat the Vikings a few weeks back in overtime at U.S. Bank Stadium, the third of what would be four-straight losses for the Vikings before last Sunday's 30-24 win over Arizona. In that game the Vikings defense held Matthew Stafford and Co. largely under wraps until the Lions' final two drives where they racked up 122 yards of offense and 9 points, including the game-winning touchdown in overtime. Minnesota's defense as shown itself well over the last few weeks and will look to continue its strong play despite possibly being down some key pieces.

On offense, the previous game against Detroit was the first under the direction of Interim Offensive Coordinators Pat Shurmur. Under his watch the team has moved the ball effectively with short passes and the running game has shown some incremental improvement.  Those two trends, along with of course not turning it over, will need to continue if the Vikings hope to return home on Thursday night alone in first place in the NFC North.

While the Vikings are currently last in the NFL in rushing, the Lions aren't much better, checking in 30th overall. In the previous matchup, Theo Riddick went for 70 yards on the ground though 42 came on one run. Riddick, who is also known for his pass-catching ability, had just one catch despite the fact that Eric Kendricks missed the game, so it would behoove the Vikings to put the clamps on Riddick again and force the Lions to be as one dimensional as possible.

Stafford is having one of the best seasons of his career though his QB rating has been held under 100 the last three weeks after being over 100 five of the first seven weeks. Hopefully the bulk of the injured Vikings defensive backs will be active and ready to roll later today, as Stafford and his array of targets will surely test Minnesota's pass defense; a potent pass rush, which we saw last week against the Cardinals, could also of course help keep Stafford reigned in.

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