Detroit Lions eliminate division-leading Minnesota Vikings

Detroit Lions eliminate division-leading Minnesota Vikings

Detroit – In the Detroit Lions’ biggest home game in December since 2017, and in front of a sold-out crowd at Ford Field, the team denied the Minnesota Vikings a chance to win the NFC North crown, while bolstering their own playoff hopes.

The Lions received critical contributions in all three phases to eliminate the division-leading Vikings, avenging a loss earlier in the season. Quarterback Jared Goff threw a pair of long touchdown passes, the defense forced a turnover in the red zone and a successful fake punt fueled Sunday’s 34-23 victory, which was sealed with a pass to the offensive tackle Penei Sewell in the final minutes. .

BOX SCORE: Lions 34, Vikings 23

The win was Detroit’s fifth in the last six games, taking the team to 6-7 on the year. In the race for the NFC playoffs, they won a game against the New York Giants (7-5-1), who were eliminated by the Philadelphia Eagles. It was the seventh time the Lions had scored at least 30 points in a game this season.

Lions receiver DJ Chark makes a touchdown reception in the second quarter.

The game was a back-and-forth struggle until Detroit slammed the door in the second half with a pair of long touchdowns.

After coming away with points each of their first eight possessions last week, the Lions went to three to open this contest, but still managed to open the scoring when the defense forced a turnover on the lows near the middle of pitch and the offense quickly capitalized on the favorable position on the pitch.

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