MINNESOTA VIKINGS (6-9) AT DETROIT LIONS (5-10)

WEEK 17 // SUNDAY, JAN. 3, 2021 // 1:00 PM ET // FORD FIELD // REFEREE: ADRIAN HILL

SERIES HISTORY:

LEADER: Vikings lead all-time series, 77-39-2

STREAKS: Vikings have won past 6

LAST GAME: 11/8/20: Lions 20 at Vikings 34

LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/20/19: Vikings 42, Lions 30

VIKINGS NOTES:

QB KIRK COUSINS passed for 291 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 110.9 rating last week. Is 1 of 2 NFC QBs (AARON RODGERS) with 11+ games (11) of 95+ rating this season. Passed for 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 141.7 rating in Week 9 meeting. Passed for 338 yards & 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 141.5 rating in last road meeting. Aims for his 5th in row vs. Det. with 110+ rating. Has career-high 32 TD passes & needs 140 pass yards for 5th-career 4,000-yard season. Is only QB with 25+ pass TDs in each of past 6 seasons. • RB DALVIN COOK had rush TD in Week 16 & aims for his 4th in row with rush TD. Leads NFL in scrimmage yards (career high 1,918) & ranks tied-2nd in scrimmage TDs (career-high 17). Needs 82 scrimmage yards to become 2nd RB in Min. history (ADRIAN PETERSON, 2012) with 2,000+ scrimmage yards in single season. Had career-high 252 scrimmage yards (career high 206 rush, 46 rec.) & 2 rush TDs in Week 9 meeting. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Det. with rush TD. • WR ADAM THIELEN had 8 receptions for 97 yards & TD catch last week. Ranks 3rd in NFL with career-high 14 rec. TDs, most by Min. WR since 2003 (HOFer RANDY MOSS – 17). Had TD catch in last road meeting. WR JUSTIN JEFFERSON leads all rookies in receptions (79) & rec. yards (1,267) & is 4th rookie in SB era with 1,200+ rec. yards. Has 6+ receptions in 4 of his past 5. • LB ERIC WILSON had 9 tackles & 2 PD in Week 16. Had 13 tackles & INT in Week 9 meeting. Is only LB with 3+ INTs (3) & 3+ sacks (3) in 2020. Wilson (114) & LB ERIC KENDRICKS (107) are 1 of 4 NFC LB duos with 100+ tackles each in 2020. S HARRISON SMITH had 10 tackles & INT in Week 9 meeting.

LIONS NOTES:

QB MATTHEW STAFFORD passed for 364 yards & 4 TDs vs. INT for 111.7 rating in last home meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NFC North with 100+ rating. Needs 209 pass yards for 8thcareer 4,000-yard season. QB CHASE DANIEL completed 13 of 18 attempts (72.2 pct.) for 86 yards in Week 16 Had TD vs. INT in Week 9 meeting. • RB ADRIAN PETERSON spent 10 seasons (2007-16) with Min. & is all-time franchise leader in rush yards (11,747), scrimmage yards (13,692) & rush TDs (97). Rookie RB D’ANDRE SWIFT had 70 scrimmage yards (45 rush, 25 rec.) in Week 16. Had 97 scrimmage yards (64 rush, 33 rec.) in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row at home with 50+ scrimmage yards. RB/WR JAMAL AGNEW had 74-yard PR-TD last week. Has 4 PR-TD since 2017, most in NFL. • WR MARVIN JONES had rec. TD in last meeting. Had 10 receptions for 93 yards & tied his career-high with 4 rec. TDs in last home meeting. TE T.J. HOCKENSON had 5 catches & rec. TD in last meeting. Ranks 3rd among TEs with career-high 698 rec. yards & 4th in receptions (career-high 64). WR DANNY AMENDOLA had 5 receptions last week. Had 8 receptions for 105 yards in last home meeting. • DE ROMEO OKWARA had his career-high 9th sack of season & 5th-career FF last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with sack. DE EVERSON GRIFFEN had sack in Week 16 & aims for his 3rd in row with sack. Had 74.5 sacks, 86 TFL & 10 FFs in 147 games (2010-19) with Min. LB JAMIE COLLINS has 101 tackles in 2020, his 4th-career 100+ tackle season.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): TBD SIRIUS: 132 (Min), 135 (Det) | XM: 384 (Min), 229 (Det)