VIKINGS BIG DAYS VS. THE LIONS – D’Wayne Bates went over the 100-yard mark for the first time in
his career against the Lions (12/30/01) when he had four catches for 107 yards and his first touchdown as a
Chicago Bear…Corey Chavous intercepted a Joey Harrington pass vs. Detroit (10/13/02) to seal a Viking win
and picked off Mike McMahon at Detroit (12/29/02) and returned the interception 43 yards for his first career
TD…Daunte Culpepper threw for 269 yards and three touchdowns at Detroit (10/1/00), ran for a career-high
83 yards and two touchdowns against the Lions (10/14/01), and went 21-29 for 312 yards and 2 TDs at Detroit
(12/29/02)…Chris Hovan had a career-high 2.5 sacks vs. Detroit (10/14/01)…Lance Johnstone had the first
sack of his career against Detroit’s Scott Mitchell (10/13/96) when he was an Oakland Raider and had a sack
on the Lions’ Joey Harrington earlier this season (10/13/02)…Randy Moss has had five 100-yard receiving
games against Detroit in his career. Moss had 10 receptions for 125 yards and 1 TD (10/17/99), 5 catches for
155 yards and 1 TD (1/2/00), 7 catches for 168 yards and 3 TDs (10/1/00), 7 receptions for 144 yards and 2
TDs (12/16/01), and 6 grabs for 109 yards (12/29/02) against the Lions…Kelly Campbell became only the 5th
rookie in team history to score 2 TDs in a game when he had 2 TD catches at Detroit (12/29/02)…Jim
Kleinsasser had the first receiving TD of his career vs. Detroit (10/13/02) on a 1-yard pass from Daunte
Culpepper…Brian Williams recorded the first interception of his career at Detroit (12/29/02) when he picked
off Mike McMahon.