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Lions beat Vikings 16-13, have sole possession of 1st place

DETROIT (AP) Darius Slay dropped into coverage as if he was going to cover a deep route and pounced on an opportunity to help the Lions come back to win another game.

Slay intercepted Sam Bradford's pass from the left hash across the field to help send the Lions into sole possession of first place in the NFC North.

Slay returned the interception 13 yards with 30 seconds left to set up Matt Prater's 40-yard field goal as time expired, lifting the Lions to a 16-13 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday.

Minnesota could have stuck with the conservative approach it took on offense for much of the game and played for overtime on its last drive, but coach Mike Zimmer allowed Bradford to pass and Slay made him regret it.

"I knew they were going to throw," Slay said. "They didn't want overtime. They know what happened last time."

Earlier this month, Prater made a game-tying 58-yard field goal at the end of regulation at Minnesota and the Lions won in overtime.

Slay, a standout cornerback, who calls himself "Big Play Slay," fooled Bradford by coming up and stepping in front of Adam Thielen to pick off the pass.

"I wish I could have seen him fall off the outside route and come back in," Bradford said.

The Lions (7-4) have won six of seven, including two against Minnesota this month and four of the wins have come on Prater's field goals, despite trailing in the fourth quarter of every game this season.

Slay sealed the first victory during the successful stretch with an interception late in the game on Oct. 9 against Philadelphia.

"He's as good as they come in those situations," Lions coach Jim Caldwell said. "He's kind of got a knack for it. He's a bit of a riverboat gambler."

Detroit extended its NFL record of having its first 11 games decided by seven or fewer points.

"They come from behind every week, so when we took the lead in the fourth quarter, we knew the game wasn't over," Minnesota tight end Kyle Rudolph said. "We had to keep playing, but we didn't make enough plays."

The Vikings (6-5) have lost five of six, plummeting out of first place after surging to the top of the division by winning their first five games.

LOSING THE LEAD(S)

Forbath put the Vikings ahead for the first time, giving them a 13-10 lead early in the fourth on a 28-yard field goal after Cordarrelle Patterson gained 22 yards on a reverse .

The Lions moved a step closer toward winning a division title for the first time since 1993 by breaking a tie atop the NFC North with Minnesota.

If both teams finish the regular season tied atop the division, Detroit would win the tiebreaker.

"If they were handing out trophies the day after this win, I'd feel a little bit different," Caldwell said. "It means nothing right now, right? We haven't done anything."

THREE-AND-OUT

Minnesota didn't convert a third down until Bradford connected with Patterson late in the third quarter and finished 2 of 10 on third down.

"We weren't good enough on third downs offensively," Zimmer said. "We can't continue to shoot ourselves in the foot with some of those penalties and negative plays."

INJURY REPORT

Vikings: A banged-up offensive line took a hit in the first half when center Joe Berger was evaluated for a concussion, and wasn't cleared to return. The line had yet another setback midway through the fourth when tackle Jeremiah Sirles had to be helped off the field.

"Every time we get some chemistry going on the line, we lose someone else," Rudolph said.

Minnesota started the game without receiver Stefon Diggs (knee), cornerback Terence Newman (neck) and punt returner Marcus Sherels (rib, ankle).

Lions: Linebacker DeAndre Levy was inactive, but appears to be closer to coming back from a knee injury that has kept him out since Week 1.

UP NEXT

Vikings: In a week, Minnesota will host the NFC-leading Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night.

Lions: Detroit gets an extended break before playing Dec. 4 at New Orleans..

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Key Players
M. Asiata 44 RB
27 RuYds, RuTD, 14 ReYds, 3 RECs
9
FPTS
M. Stafford 9 QB
232 PaYds, PaTD, 30 RuYds
18
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:00
M.Prater 40 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-D.Muhlbach, Holder-S.Martin.
2
plays
-2
yds
0:30
pos
13
16
Field Goal 1:45
M.Prater 48 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-D.Muhlbach, Holder-S.Martin.
10
plays
68
yds
3:17
pos
13
13
Field Goal 12:38
K.Forbath 28 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-K.McDermott, Holder-J.Locke.
13
plays
76
yds
7:36
pos
13
10
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 7:03
K.Forbath 30 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-K.McDermott, Holder-J.Locke.
5
plays
49
yds
2:42
pos
10
10
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 6:45
M.Prater 29 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-D.Muhlbach, Holder-S.Martin.
6
plays
59
yds
3:05
pos
7
10
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:40
K.Forbath extra point is GOOD, Center-K.McDermott, Holder-J.Locke.
plays
yds
pos
7
7
Touchdown 0:40
M.Asiata left tackle for 5 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
12
plays
75
yds
6:34
pos
6
7
Point After TD 7:14
M.Prater extra point is GOOD, Center-D.Muhlbach, Holder-S.Martin.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 7:14
M.Stafford pass short right to A.Boldin for 2 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
12
plays
75
yds
7:46
pos
0
6
Team Stats
Time of Pos 31:31 28:29
1st Downs 17 18
Rushing 7 5
Passing 8 13
Penalty 2 0
3rd Down Conv 2-10 6-14
4th Down Conv 0-1 0-2
Total Net Yards 306 308
Total Plays 53 61
Avg Gain 5.8 5.0
Net Yards Rushing 82 94
Rush Attempts 16 19
Avg Rush Yards 5.1 4.9
Net Yards Passing 224 214
Comp. - Att. 31-37 23-40
Yards Per Pass 6.1 5.4
Sacked - Yards Lost 0-0 2-18
Penalties - Yards 5-40 4-16
Touchdowns 1 1
Rushing TDs 1 0
Passing TDs 0 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 0
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 1 0
Punts - Avg 4-48.8 4-42.0
Return Yards 20 65
Punts - Returns 2-0 1-3
Kickoffs - Returns 1-20 2-49
Int. - Returns 0-0 1-13
Kicking 3/3 4/4
Extra Points 1/1 1/1
Field Goals 2/2 3/3
Red Zone Eff. 1-3 -33% 1-2 -50%
Goal to Go Eff. 1-2 -50% 1-1 -100%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Vikings 6-5 703313
Lions 7-4 730616
224 PASS YDS 214
82 RUSH YDS 94
306 TOTAL YDS 308
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
S. Bradford 8 QB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
83.8% 224 0 1 80.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
71.3% 2415 12 3 98.3
S. Bradford 31/37 224 0 1 6
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
J. McKinnon 21 RB
7
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 31 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
106 316 1
J. McKinnon 9 31 0 10 7
M. Asiata 44 RB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 27 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
90 287 5
M. Asiata 5 27 1 15 9
C. Patterson 84 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 22 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 37 0
C. Patterson 1 22 0 22 3
Z. Line 48 FB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 15 0
Z. Line 1 2 0 2 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
K. Rudolph 82 TE
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
10 9 64 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 48 468 5
K. Rudolph 10 9 64 0 18 6
A. Thielen 19 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
11 8 53 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 45 571 3
A. Thielen 11 8 53 0 10 5
J. McKinnon 21 RB
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 3 45 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 15 88 0
J. McKinnon 4 3 45 0 41 7
R. Ellison 85 TE
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 21 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 51 0
R. Ellison 2 1 21 0 21 2
C. Patterson 84 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 5 15 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 39 324 2
C. Patterson 5 5 15 0 10 3
M. Asiata 44 RB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 14 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 22 171 0
M. Asiata 3 3 14 0 6 9
C. Johnson 12 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 12 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 9 113 0
C. Johnson 2 2 12 0 9 1
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
H. Smith 22 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
60-19 0 2.0
H. Smith 6-0 0.0 0 0
T. Waynes 26 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
36-7 2 0.0
T. Waynes 4-1 0.0 0 0
C. Munnerlyn 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
29-12 0 0.0
C. Munnerlyn 4-1 0.0 0 0
E. Kendricks 54 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
43-22 1 0.0
E. Kendricks 4-1 0.0 0 0
A. Barr 55 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
29-20 0 2.0
A. Barr 4-0 1.0 0 0
X. Rhodes 29 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
24-7 4 0.0
X. Rhodes 3-0 0.0 0 0
C. Greenway 52 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-12 1 0.0
C. Greenway 3-1 0.0 0 0
B. Robison 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-5 0 5.0
B. Robison 2-0 0.0 0 0
A. Sendejo 34 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-6 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
32-21 2 0.5
A. Sendejo 2-6 0.5 0 0
L. Joseph 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
28-22 0 3.0
L. Joseph 1-1 0.0 0 0
J. Trattou 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Trattou 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Cole 57 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 0.0
A. Cole 1-0 0.0 0 0
S. Stephen 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-13 0 0.0
S. Stephen 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Patterson 84 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
C. Patterson 1-1 0.0 0 0
C. Johnson 12 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Johnson 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Harris 41 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-2 0 0.0
A. Harris 1-0 0.0 0 0
E. Griffen 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-10 0 6.0
E. Griffen 0-1 0.0 0 0
D. Hunter 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-13 0 7.5
D. Hunter 0-2 0.5 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
K. Forbath 5 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 1/1
SEASON FG XP
3/3 4/5
K. Forbath 2/2 30 1/1 7
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Locke 18 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 48.8 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
56 44.5 28
J. Locke 4 48.8 3 57
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Patterson 84 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 20.0 20 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
16 31.3 104 1
C. Patterson 1 20.0 20 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Thielen 19 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 0.0 1 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 1.3 4 0
A. Thielen 2 0.0 1 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
M. Stafford 9 QB
18
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
57.5% 232 1 0 82.5
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.8% 2883 19 5 99.3
M. Stafford 23/40 232 1 0 18
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
T. Riddick 25 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 45 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
88 355 1
T. Riddick 9 45 0 12 5
M. Stafford 9 QB
18
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 30 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
27 156 0
M. Stafford 4 30 0 15 18
D. Washington 36 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 19 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
46 127 1
D. Washington 5 19 0 8 1
Z. Zenner 34 FB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
37 110 1
Z. Zenner 1 0 0 0 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
G. Tate 15 WR
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 5 77 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 57 617 2
G. Tate 7 5 77 0 41 7
A. Boldin 80 WR
12
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
9 7 69 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 48 392 6
A. Boldin 9 7 69 1 29 12
M. Jones 11 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
11 4 54 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 42 730 4
M. Jones 11 4 54 0 20 5
A. Roberts 12 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 2 19 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 9 139 1
A. Roberts 4 2 19 0 14 1
T. Riddick 25 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 5 13 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 48 356 4
T. Riddick 5 5 13 0 11 5
E. Ebron 85 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 35 451 1
E. Ebron 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
T. Whitehead 59 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
11-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
74-27 0 0.0
T. Whitehead 11-1 0.0 0 0
Q. Diggs 28 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
39-4 0 0.0
Q. Diggs 6-0 0.0 0 0
T. Wilson 32 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
48-8 1 0.0
T. Wilson 6-2 0.0 0 0
M. Killebrew 35 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-3 0 0.0
M. Killebrew 5-0 0.0 0 0
D. Slay 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
29-0 2 1.0
D. Slay 4-0 0.0 1 0
J. Bynes 57 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-2 0 0.0
J. Bynes 3-1 0.0 0 0
G. Quin 27 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
39-12 1 0.0
G. Quin 2-2 0.0 0 0
N. Lawson 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
32-6 0 0.0
N. Lawson 1-0 0.0 0 0
H. Ngata 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-6 0 1.5
H. Ngata 1-0 0.0 0 0
T. Armbrister 50 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-1 0 0.0
T. Armbrister 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Williams 52 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-9 0 0.0
A. Williams 1-3 0.0 0 0
A. Barnes 38 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
A. Barnes 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Robinson 91 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-5 0 2.0
A. Robinson 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. Bush 31 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
26-16 2 1.0
R. Bush 0-3 0.0 0 0
D. Muhlbach 48 LS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
D. Muhlbach 0-1 0.0 0 0
A. Zettel 69 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 0.0
A. Zettel 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Prater 5 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
3/3 1/1
SEASON FG XP
21/24 22/24
M. Prater 3/3 48 1/1 10
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
S. Martin 6 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 42.0 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
44 48.9 16
S. Martin 4 42.0 2 51
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Roberts 12 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 24.5 25 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
22 21.9 42 0
A. Roberts 2 24.5 25 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Roberts 12 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 3.0 3 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
14 14.6 85 2
A. Roberts 1 3.0 3 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
7:14 MIN 25 6:34 12 75 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:54 MIN 12 2:04 3 8 Punt
6:45 MIN 18 3:05 6 41 Downs
2:00 MIN 49 0:54 3 1 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 MIN 25 3:06 4 13 Punt
9:45 MIN 39 2:42 5 49 FG
5:14 MIN 14 7:36 13 76 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:17 MIN 20 4:15 6 20 Punt
1:45 MIN 25 1:15 3 3 INT
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 DET 25 7:46 12 75 TD
0:40 DET 20 3:46 9 38 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:50 DET 30 3:05 6 59 FG
3:40 DET 42 1:40 4 9 Downs
1:06 DET 14 1:06 8 37 Downs
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:54 DET 13 2:09 3 1 Punt
7:03 DET 22 1:49 4 12 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:38 DET 25 3:21 6 16 Punt
5:02 DET 2 3:17 10 68 FG
0:30 MIN 20 0:30 2 -2 FG