* The Vikings lead the all-time series with the Lions, 61-30-2.
* The Vikings’ 61 wins against Detroit are the most vs. any opponent in
the NFL.
* Minnesota has an all-time home record of 33-12-1 against the Lions.
* The Vikings have won 10 straight games against Detroit at the Metrodome
and 11 of the last 12 games between the teams overall.
* The last time the Vikings lost at home to the Lions was in 1997, when
they fell 14-13.
* Detroit won the fi rst fi ve games of the series from 1961-1963 but have
only won 25 of the 88 games since that streak.
* The two teams have never met in the playoffs.
* Head Coach Brad Childress is 3-1 against the Lions.