The Associated Press
Oct. 09, 2014
DETROIT (3-2) at MINNESOTA (2-3)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX
OPENING LINE — Lions by 3
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Detroit 3-2, Minnesota 2-3
SERIES RECORD — Vikings lead 69-34-2
LAST MEETING — Vikings beat Lions 14-13, Dec. 29, 2013
LAST WEEK — Lions lost to Bills 17-14, Vikings lost to Packers 42-10
AP PRO32 RANKING — Lions No. 15, Vikings No. 25
LIONS OFFENSE — OVERALL (19T), RUSH (28), PASS (10).
LIONS DEFENSE — OVERALL (1), RUSH (4), PASS (5).
VIKINGS OFFENSE — OVERALL (23), RUSH (10), PASS (27T).
VIKINGS DEFENSE — OVERALL (15), RUSH (19), PASS (11).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Vikings have won 15 of past 16 home games against Lions, losing only in OT in 2011. ... Lions have allowed fewest yards per game and second-fewest points per game, after ranking 16th and 15th in league in those categories last season. They were 13th and 27th in 2012 and 23rd and 23rd in 2011. ... DeAndre Levy has seven interceptions since start of 2013, most by any LB. He had one against Vikings in opener last year. ... QB Matthew Stafford has been sacked league-most 17 times. ... Status of star WR Calvin Johnson in doubt, after leaving game against Bills with right ankle injury. ... Matt Prater will be third kicker in four weeks for Lions, who released Alex Henery after two games. He replaced seventh-round draft pick Nate Freese. Henery and Freese combined to go 4 for 12 on field goals, including 0 for 3 by Henery against Bills. ... Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson finished with seven TDs in last eight games in 2013, including two against Lions in season finale. Over past two games he has been targeted only eight times with no carries. He's scored once this year, on 67-yard run in opener. ... Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater expected back after missing game against Packers with sprained left ankle. ... RB Matt Asiata had career-high 115 yards on 14 carries in 2013 finale against Lions. ... Status of FS Harrison Smith in question after sprained left ankle suffered against Packers. Smith tied for league lead with three interceptions. ... Rookie LB Anthony Barr leads Vikings with 49 tackles.