Lions at Vikings

Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings, Oct. 10, 2021

The Lions have a new, non-interim, head coach for the fourth time since 2009 — and a new starting QB for the first time since then after trading Matthew Stafford to the Rams and acquiring Jared Goff.

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History: Minnesota Vikings vs Detroit Lions

  • All-Time Record: The Vikings are 78-39-2 all-time against the Lions, and the division rivals have never met in the playoffs. Minnesota is 42-16-1 in home games against Detroit.
  • Series Notes: The Vikings have scored 20 points or more in each of the past seven games against the Lions.
  • Current Streak: Minnesota has won the past seven matchups against Detroit.
  • Last time in Minnesota (2020): The Vikings defeated the Lions 34-20 at U.S. Bank Stadium last season.

Facts to Know

Detroit Lions

  • After a trio of consecutive losing seasons under Matt Patricia, the Lions in January hired Dan Campbell to take over as Detroit's head coach for the upcoming season.
  • Former Chargers Head Coach Anthony Lynn was hired as the Lions offensive coordinator.
  • The Lions have not recorded double-digit wins since the 2014 season.

Minnesota Vikings

  • The Vikings ranked fourth in the NFL last season in average total yards per game (393.3).
  • WR Justin Jefferson led Minnesota in receiving as a rookie, racking up 1,400 yards over 16 games (14 starts).
  • WR Adam Thielen led the Vikings in receiving touchdowns with 14.

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