The Minnesota Vikings closed the history of Mall of America Field with a victory Sunday by beating the Detroit Lions 14-13. Cordarrelle Patterson scored two touchdowns, one rushing and the other receiving for the only two Vikings scores. The Lions scored 13 straight points in the second half to take a lead, but could not keep the Vikings from scoring the winning touchdown.
Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson has been held out of the season finale. For the Vikings, running backs Adrian Peterson (foot) and Toby Gerhart (hamstring) are inactive. Matt Asiata starts instead.
The Minnesota Vikings play the Detroit Lions Sunday in the last game ever in Mall of America Field. The Lions have a dynamic passing offense. They boast stout front-seven on their defense. Running back Reggie Bush and defensive tackle Nick Fairley are a pair of players to watch for the Lions.
The Detroit Lions were dominant after a shaky start and snapped a few losing streaks.
Calvin Johnson and his stat lines have locked down best receiver with a level of dominance perhaps never before seen at that position. With Megatron sitting atop the podium, who currently owns the title of second most dangerous receiver in the NFL: Dez Bryant or A.J. Green?
Who do you want to see line up every Sunday?
Every year around this time, I find myself getting asked the same question over and over again from people who know I enjoy football. “So, who do you like this season?”
Here’s what you need to know about the wide receiver position this year: It’s deep. Here’s our top 12.
The NFC’s all-pro offense features Packers QB Aaron Rodgers handing the ball to AP and tossing it to Megatron. Who else?
The Minnesota Vikings look to remain in the division title hunt with a win over the Green Bay Packers Sunday at Lambeau Field. The Packers are one game ahead of the Vikings and in second place in the NFC North division. Minnesota is led by quarterback Aaron Rodgers and its passing offense.
The Minnesota Vikings had an extra week to prepare for the Chicago Bears, but still provided little resistance. The Vikings scored first, but surrendered 25 consecutive points before falling 28-10 at Soldier Field. Adrian Peterson topped 100 yards for the fifth straight game.
The Minnesota Vikings face the Chicago Bears Sunday at Soldier Field. The Bears are tied for the division lead, but have lost two straight games. The key for both is turnovers. If the Vikings do not commit them, they will win.
The Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers form the NFL’s best division. The Bears sit atop the standings, but have issues with its offense. The Packers won the division last season, but the defense remains its weak link. The Vikings and Adrian Peterson are one of the best stories in the league, but do they have enough to make the playoffs. The Lions remain in the hunt, but can they get hot and catch the teams ahead of them.
The Minnesota Vikings enter a grueling stretch of inter-divisional games with a 34-24 victory over the Detroit Lions Sunday at Mall of America Field. Even without Percy Harvin, the Vikings were able to get its passing offense back on track and Adrian Peterson torched the Lions defense. The Vikings defense forced two turnovers while the offense took good care of the ball.
The Minnesota Vikings host the Detroit Lions with the chance to complete a season series sweep. The Vikings have struggled with its passing offense, but the battered Lions secondary may be what the doctor ordered.