By Dave Hart
Vikings 28, Lions 19 – Minnesota Vikings scored 22 unanswered points to erase an 11-point deficit as they defeated the Lions on Sunday.
The Vikings responded with nine points in the final five minutes of the first half cutting their deficit to 17-15 at halftime.
Detroit’s lone second half points came on a safety with 1 minute left in the game.
Stephen Tulloch and Josh Bynes each had eight tackles to lead the Lions’ defense.
Detroit is 1-6 on its season and will travel to London next Sunday to play the Kansas City Chiefs.
4th Place in NFC North Division (5.5 games behind Green Bay)
Misery # to elimination from playoff contention: 7
Magic # to clinch a second straight playoff berth: 14
Magic # to clinch NFC North Division: 16
Next Game: 11/01/2015 vs Kansas City Chiefs 9:30 a.m. @ Wembley Stadium, London
Stats: Matthew Stafford 18/26 256 YDs 2 TDs, Calvin Johnson 5 REC 86 YDs 1 TD, Eric Ebron 5 REC 89 YDs 1 TD, Stephen Tulloch/Josh Bynes 8 Tackles Each, Matt Prater 1/1 FG (52 YDs) 2/2 XP.