LAST TIME VS. LIONS – The Vikings defeated the Detroit Lions 31-24 for their first victory of the season (10/13). Quarterback Daunte Culpepper completed 27 of 36 passes for 295 yards and 2 TDs and also rushed 6 times for 39 yards and a TD. Michael Bennett led the way on the ground with 16 carries for 68 yards (4.3 avg.) and also caught 4 passes for 70 yards including a 45-yarder that tied the game at 24. Bennett’s 138 yards from scrimmage was a career high. Randy Moss led the club in receptions with 9 for 83 yards. Jim Kleinsasser and Moe Williams each had touchdowns. Corey Chavous sealed the victory with an interception in the endzone with :17 remaining in the game.