Vikings at Lions

Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions, Dec. 5, 2021

Minnesota has won four in a row in Detroit. The longest streak of road victories in the series by the Vikings is seven games (1968-74).

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History: Minnesota Vikings vs Detroit Lions

  • All-Time Record: The Vikings are 78-39-2 all-time (with no playoff games) against the Lions. They are 36-23-1 in games at Detroit.
  • Series Notes: Minnesota has more victories against Detroit than against any other franchise.
  • Current Streak: The Vikings have won the past seven games against the Lions, dating back to November 2017.
  • Last time in Detroit (2021): The Vikings defeated the Lions 37-35 in January 2021.

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 2021 season.
  • 2019 first-round draft pick T.J. Hockenson was Detroit's second-leading receiver in 2020 with 67 catches for 723 yards and six touchdowns.
  • Detroit allowed opponents to score an average of 32.4 points per game in 2020, which ranked 32nd in the NFL.

Minnesota Vikings

  • Kirk Cousins went 6-0 in his first six starts against Detroit since joining Minnesota, throwing 16 touchdowns to just one interception in those games.
  • The Vikings defense ranked seventh in the league last season with an interception rate of 2.77 percent.
  • TE Tyler Conklin, a Michigan native, recorded a career-high 194 receiving yards last season and scored his first NFL touchdown.

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