1:00 PM ET, December 7, 2008
Ford Field, Detroit, MI
DETROIT -- The Minnesota Vikings didn't talk much about avoiding the embarrassment of losing to Detroit.They didn't have to.
• The Lions are the sixth team to start 0-13 since the 1970 merger. It's the second year in a row a team has started 0-13 (Dolphins). The 0-13 start is the worst in Lions history.
• The Vikings swept the series for the sixth time in the last seven seasons and have won 19 of their last 22 vs. the Lions.
• The Lions held an opponent scoreless in the first quarter for the third time in their last four games but lost.
• Minnesota's Adrian Peterson ran for 102 yards, his eighth game this season with 100-plus yards rushing.
-- ESPN research
The Lions have lost 20 of 21 games and are 31-94 since 2001, falling to the NFL's worst losing percentage (.248) over an eight-season stretch since 1950 according to STATS. ... Minnesota has won 13 of 14 in the series, dating back to its loss to the 0-12 Lions. ... Lions FB Moran Norris was ejected for swiping at LB Napoleon Harris one play after OT Gosder Cherilus lunged from his knees to hit Allen on his left knee.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.6||4.9|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||2-3||0-3|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|FG||1:05||Jason Hanson 25 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 13 plays, 73 yds, 7:52
|FG||11:43||Jason Hanson 23 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 8 plays, 43 yds, 3:37
|FG||4:59||Ryan Longwell 35 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 12 plays, 65 yds, 6:44
|TD||10:57||Chester Taylor 17 Yard Run (Ryan Longwell Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 61 yds, 2:56
|TD||8:55||Calvin Johnson 70 Yard Pass From Daunte Culpepper (Jason Hanson Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 80 yds, 2:05
|TD||11:30||Visanthe Shiancoe 11 Yard Pass From Tarvaris Jackson (Ryan Longwell Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 11 plays, 90 yds, 5:35
|FG||5:48||Jason Hanson 39 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 10 plays, 48 yds, 5:38
|FG||0:27||Ryan Longwell 50 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 10 plays, 54 yds, 5:22