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Vikings Leave Metrodome With Victory Over Lions

By Sara Boyd

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings fittingly left the Metrodome with one more victory over the Detroit Lions.

Rookie Cordarrelle Patterson scored two more touchdowns, including the go-ahead catch in the end zone in the fourth quarter, and the Vikings beat the Lions 14-13 on Sunday afternoon in the […]

Adrian Peterson out on Sunday

By Michael David Smith

Adrian Peterson’s season is over. The Vikings announced today that Peterson will sit out Sunday’s season finale against the Lions. He had previously been listed as doubtful with a groin injury. The game is meaningless (both Minnesota and Detroit are eliminated from playoff contention), but the decision means Peterson […]

Calvin Johnson listed as questionable for Sunday’s game at Minnesota

By Mike Wilkening

After not practicing all week with a persistent knee injury, Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is listed as questionable on the club’s Friday injury report. Johnson, 28, leads the Lions in all major receiving categories. He has played in all but one game this season. The Lions play the Vikings in […]

Calvin Johnson sits out practice Friday

By Mike Wilkening

If Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson plays in the season finale at Minnesota, it will be without having practiced this week. Johnson (knee) sat out the Lions’ Friday workout, Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com reported today. The 28-year-old Johnson is gaining 17.8 yards per catch, a career-high. Overall, he’s hauled in 84 […]

Lions won’t mail it in, at least not intentionally

By Mike Florio

On Sunday, the Lions have nothing to play for. But they say they’ll still try to win the last game ever played at the Metrodome. “It would look even worse to people that still are following this team if we went to Minnesota and mailed it in,” receiver Nate Burleson said […]

Security will be enhanced for final game at Metrodome

By Mike Florio

Lions fans who assume their 7-7 team easily will beat the non-contending Giants and Vikings to end the season are overlooking two important factors: (1) the Lions typically don’t fare well at the Metrodome; and (2) next Sunday’s game will be the last one ever played at the Metrodome. According to […]