There was an NFC North matchup in Week 14 for the Minnesota Vikings as they took on the Detroit Lions on Dec. 8, 2019. What was good and bad in the game?
The playoff picture is starting to take shape in Week 14 and the Minnesota Vikings are looking to take either a Wild Card spot to unseat the Packers for the top spot in the NFC North. To stay in that position, the purple and gold need to keep winning games.
Minnesota’s opponent on Dec. 8 was the Detroit Lions. Without having a lot to play for in this game, they still weren’t taking a catnap at U.S. Bank Stadium. Quarterback David Blough had a lot to prove and the Honolulu blue wanted to show they are a team to be taken seriously.
However, the Lions weren’t as competitive as they would have liked. Detroit struggled to put points on the board until the outcome of the game was essentially sealed. Meanwhile, the Vikings scored two touchdowns and two field goals.
The final score of the game was 20-7, moving the Vikings to 9-4 on the season and keeping them in the playoff picture for now. There was a lot to like from this game, and some things that weren’t so great.
Let’s take a look at the best and worst stuff from the game between the Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions, starting with the great things!
(Note: All stats via ESPN)