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Detroit has failed to score more than 23 points in any of the last 10 meetings with Minnesota but has managed to win half of those games. The Vikings, though, have won the last two matchups while holding the Lions to an average of 249.0 total yards.

The Vikings recorded nine sacks last week, one shy of the franchise record set in a 30-23 win over Detroit in Week 9. Their 47 sacks this season lead the NFL, three shy of the franchise's fourth 50-sack season (since sacks began being tracked in 1969).

The Lions have been held under 21 points in five consecutive games for the first time since 2009. Ironically, Detroit has topped 100 rushing yards in four straight games, its longest such streak since 2015.

Stefon Diggs is 36 receiving yards away from his first 1,000-yard season. Diggs and Adam Thielen, who needs 21 yards to match his career high of 1276, would become the second pair of Vikings receivers to top 1000 yards in the same season. The other duo was Randy Moss and Cris Carter in 2000.

Matthew Stafford has failed to throw for 300 yards in seven consecutive games, one shy of the longest drought of his career (last happened in 2016). In this same span -- since the start of November -- his 62.5 passer rating on third down is the worst in the NFL.

The Vikings' 220 rushing yards last week -- in their first game after offensive coordinator John DeFilippo was fired -- were their most since 2015. Since the start of that season, Minnesota's 28-2 record when rushing for at least 100 yards is second-best in the NFL behind New England (29-2).

 

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