Lack Of Offense, Turnovers Hurt Vikings In 14-7 Loss

Vikings vs. Lions: Odds & Ends

Vikings vs. Lions: Odds & Ends

- While Stafford's one of the NFL's more mobile quarterbacks, the veteran who's familiar with reading defenses (especially one he's faced several times now) was still sacked six times. The Vikings immediately ruled Cook out for the remainder of the game.

The Lions trailed 16-13 with 23 seconds to play on November 6 at U.S. Bank Stadium before hustling to set up Matt Prater's overtime-forcing 58-yard field goal.

That would be the final score, as the Lions were able to scoop up a fumble on the Vikings' last-chance drive, after Minnesota got the ball after the two-minute warning.

Teryl Austin's defense continued its impressive start, despite allowing 30 points in last week's home loss to Atlanta. "We had some good play calls, but we didn't execute". He is scheduled for an MRI.

Lang said he was speared in the back in the fourth quarter, and his injury is not related to the hip that was surgically repaired in the offseason. "Dalvin will have a great career".

Anthony Zettel continues to get after the quarterback (two sacks Sunday), Glover Quin continues to force turnovers (forced fumble) and this bunch of Lions defenders are proving to be about as opportunistic as they come. He averaged 50.5 yards with a net of 48.5. "But other than that, our guys have been hanging in there and doing a good job". We just turned the ball over.

How unlucky are the Minnesota Vikings? McKinnon fumbled one of his two carries and dropped both of his receiving targets.

Detroit then got on the scoreboard first on a 29-yard field goal by Matt Prater for a 3-0 lead with 10:47 to go until halftime. It will be a hard game, especially if they're down Abdullah. "That's something we preach in our run-game meetings. Consistency is what I am looking for". A fourth-quarter injury kept him at 94 yards, but the Lions had to like what they saw from him against a good Minnesota front. "I just hope he bounces back".

"Being on this defense, I'm very blessed", Zettel said. "I thought we moved the ball really well".

It's the National Football League and like all sports, injuries are part of the game. WR Kenny Golladay was also out with a hamstring injury. After Friday's practice, the Lions noted the rookie was dealing with a neck injury, marking him questionable for the game. While facing Griffen, Danielle Hunter and even Brian Robison for a play, Robinson got help from one or two teammates on 23 of 31 pass plays.

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