Lions visit Vikings with 16 losses in last 18 trips
DETROIT (4-4) at MINNESOTA (5-2)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox
OPENING LINE – Vikings by 6
RECORD VS. SPREAD – Lions 3-4-1, Vikings 5-2
SERIES RECORD – Vikings lead 71-36-2
LAST MEETING – Vikings beat Lions 28-19, Oct. 25, 2015
LAST WEEK – Lions lost to Texans 20-13; Vikings lost to Bears 20-10
AP PRO32 RANKING – Lions No. 17, Vikings No. 8
LIONS OFFENSE – OVERALL (21), RUSH (27), PASS (16).
LIONS DEFENSE – OVERALL (23), RUSH (17), PASS (19).
VIKINGS OFFENSE – OVERALL (31), RUSH (31), PASS (28).
VIKINGS DEFENSE – OVERALL (2), RUSH (8) PASS (4).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – Vikings have won 16 of last 18 at home vs. Lions, losing only in 2011 and 2014. … Lions have lost all four games by seven points or fewer and total of 18 points. … Lions QB Matthew Stafford has thrown five interceptions in 12 career games vs. Vikings but been sacked 39 times for total of 274 yards lost. … Stafford has nine TD passes without interception and cumulative 115.0 passer rating over last four games. … Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah has 4+ sacks and two forced fumbles in last four games vs. Vikings. … Lions backup RB Zach Zenner is native of Eagan, Minnesota, about 15 miles southeast of U.S. Bank Stadium. … Pat Shurmur takes over as offensive coordinator for Vikings after resignation of Norv Turner. Offense has not turned over ball in three home games. … Vikings have allowed 104 points, fewest at seven-game mark for franchise since 1977, when they gave up 91. … Vikings have fourth-worst sacks-per-pass-play rate in league, taking 11 sacks over last two games while scoring only 10 points in each. … Vikings WR Stefon Diggs scored first career TD vs. Lions last year. … Vikings DE Everson Griffen has 7+ sacks in past seven games against Lions. … Fantasy Tip: Lions RB Theo Riddick had season-high 19 touches and 133 total yards vs. Texans. Diggs was targeted career-high 13 times last week, totaling 76 yards and score on eight receptions.
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