RECAP: Lions vs. Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings' offense has been clicking on all cylinders in blowout wins over Philadelphia and the New York Giants the past two weeks. That offensive explosion continued Sunday at Ford Field, as the Lions' defense had no answer for the Vikings in a 42-30 loss.
After punting on their first possession of the game, the Vikings reeled off four straight touchdown drives to take a 28-21 lead they'd never relinquish. Minnesota ended up scoring six touchdowns, amassing 503 yards of total offense and punting just twice all contest.
The Lions trimmed the Vikings' lead to 35-30 with 3:05 left in the game on wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. 's fourth touchdown catch of the game. From there, it was up to the defense to get a late stop and get the ball back for the offense. They simply couldn't.
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins hit wide receiver Stefon Diggs on a 67-yard pass down to the Detroit 4-yard line, which ended up being a back breaker. Vikings running back Dalvin Cook scored a touchdown on a 3-yard run two plays later (his second of the game) to extend the lead to 42-30.
The Detroit Lions will get back home to Ford Field after a tangle with the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football, and their run through division games continues with a visit from the Minnesota
Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky sustained a left-shoulder injury while being sacked by defensive end Danielle Hunter with 11:54 left in the first quarter. Trubisky was replaced by Daniel and did not return. Trubisky fumbled on the sack
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