Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings Tickets
About Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings
When it comes to National Football Conference (NFC) North rivalries, the Detroit Lions may not have the success the Minnesota Vikings enjoy however the Lions Vikings games are still exciting affairs. Established in 1930, the Detroit Lions won four NFL Championships before the AFL-NFL merger. They have 4 Conference Championships and 4 Division Championships as well. With countless playoff appearances, the Lions this season will be going up against the Minnesota Vikings.
The Minnesota Vikings have a similar history. Established a little later in 1960, the Vikings have one NFL Championship before the merger. In addition, the Vikings also have 4 Conference Championships but 19 Division titles. They also have ten more playoff appearances than the Lions.
Being members of the same conference, the Lions and the Vikings have played many memorable games against each other. Here are some that stand out.
Memorable Games between the Lions and the Vikings
October 20, 1974 – The Vikings were on a 13 game winning streak when Lem Barney intercepted Fran Tarkenton to help the Lions win. Before winning 20-16 on October 20, 1974, the last time the Lions had won against the Vikings was on December 17, 1967. Almost seven years in the making, the Lions victory boosted the morale of both the players and the fans.
Randy Moss vs. the Lions – On October 1, 2000, wide receiver Randy Moss took it upon himself to beat the Detroit Lions. The wide receiver from West Virginia ended the game with seven catches for 168 yards and three touchdowns. After tying the game at 7-7, Moss put the Vikings in front with a 17 yard touchdown. With the score 17-10, Moss sealed the deal with a 50 yard scoring catch in the fourth quarter winning the game for the Vikings 31-24.
Lions Head to Head Record against the Vikings
The Detroit Lions have taken on the Minnesota Vikings on a number of occasions, however without much success. Here is how the Lions have performed against the Vikings
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The Lions and the Vikings have never faced each other in the post season.
The Greatest Lions and Vikings
The Detroit Lions lineup includes some of the best players the NFL has seen. The list starts with right back Barry Sanders. This right back is a 10 time Pro Bowl pick, a 6 time First Team All Pro and NFL MVP in 1997. Next up is left back Joe Schmidt who won the NFL MVP in 1960. And to round off the Lion’s list is QB Bobby Lane who made sure Lions roared from 1950-1958.
As for the Minnesota Vikings the list starts with quarterback Fran Tarkenton. He is a 9 time Pro Bowler, NFL MVP and AP Offensive Player of the Year in 1975. Another name that deserves a mention in this list is wide receiver Randy Moss. This 6 time Pro Bowler led in catching touchdown passes. And in the end its Head Coach Budd Grant. With his Great Stone Face, he destroyed opposing teams with innovative plays.
Time for the Lions to take on the Vikings
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