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Key Coaching Decision #1: (DET ball, trailing 24-9 / fourth-and-3, DET 18 / 6:35 Q4)
• Down by two scores, the Lions decided to go for it despite being deep in their own territory. Matt Stafford dropped back and was sacked by Vikings linebacker Eric Wilson and the Vikings took over on downs.
• Minnesota won a key game, but the coaching staff cannot be pleased with how they played in the first half. The Lions opened up a 9-0 lead and Minnesota looked to be in trouble, until the end of the first half. Kirk Cousins dropped back and threw a Hail Mary pass into the end zone that was caught by Kyle Rudolph to give Minnesota the lead at halftime.
• The Vikings defense played well and held Detroit to 223 yards of total offense, only 137 yards passing. The Lions were shutout in the second half and could only muster 74 yards of offense.
• Minnesota controls their playoff destiny and if they win next week against Chicago, they will clinch a spot in the playoffs.