Detroit Lions knock off division-leading Minnesota Vikings

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Detroit – In the Detroit Lions’ biggest December home game since 2017, and in front of a sold-out crowd at Ford Field, the team denied the Minnesota Vikings the chance to claim the NFC North crown while giving their own playoff hopes strengthened.

The Lions received critical contributions in all three stages to eliminate the division-leading Vikings and retaliate for a loss earlier in the season. Quarterback Jared Goff threw some long touchdown passes, the defense forced a turnover in the red zone and a successful fake punt fueled Sunday’s 34-23 win, which was sealed with a pass to offensive tackle Penei Sewell in the dying minutes .

BOX SCORE: Lions 34, Vikings 23

“The guys know how I’ve been feeling about this game all week,” said Lions coach Dan Campbell. “Look, I don’t think there’s a surprise. I’ve said it before, it’s hard when you’re down in the dumps and you were where we were (with a 1-6 record). It’s easy to lose confidence but these guys never did and we stayed true to what we stand for and they knew, they believed, we were one game away and that’s where we’ve been.

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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