* The Vikings and Lions played 99 times overall with Minnesota holding a 66-31-2 series record. The teams never met in the postseason.
* The Lions won the previous meeting 20-13 at Ford Field in 2010. Prior to that, the Vikings had won the previous six meeting dating back to 2007.
* The Vikings are 36-12-1 at home vs. the Lions in the series, and 30-19-1 as visitors.
* Leslie Frazier is 0-1 against the Lions as head coach. Jim Schwartz is 1-3 against the Vikings.
* The Lions won the first meeting 37-10 in 1961 in Minnesota and won the first five matchups. The Vikings first victory over the Lions came in 1963, 34-31.
* The Vikings won 13 consecutive games against the Lions from 1968-1974, and are 20-3 in the last 23 meetings against Detroit going back to 1999.
* In 99 games, the teams have played just one overtime game against each other, with the Lions winning 20-17 in 2007.