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
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.5||4.9|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||01:01||Jason Hanson 25 Yd||0||3|
|FG||11:39||Jason Hanson 23 Yd||0||6|
|FG||04:55||Ryan Longwell 35 Yd||3||6|
|TD||10:50||Chester Taylor 17 Yd Run (Ryan Longwell Kick)||10||6|
|TD||08:45||Calvin Johnson 70 Yd Pass From Daunte Culpepper (Jason Hanson Kick)||10||13|
|TD||11:22||Visanthe Shiancoe 11 Yd Pass From Tarvaris Jackson (Ryan Longwell Kick)||17||13|
|FG||05:44||Jason Hanson 39 Yd||17||16|
|FG||00:22||Ryan Longwell 50 Yd||20||16|