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Lions–Vikings rivalry


Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lions–Vikings_rivalry
Updated: 2016-11-24T21:17Z
Detroit Lions–Minnesota Vikings
Detroit Lions wordmark.svg
Detroit Lions
Minnesota Vikings wordmark.svg
Minnesota Vikings
First meetingNovember 19, 1961
Detroit 37, Minnesota 10
Latest meetingNovember 24, 2016
Detroit 16 Minnesota 13
Next meetingTBA
Statistics
Meetings total110 meetings
All-time seriesMIN: leads 71–37–2
Largest victoryDET: 45–7 (1981)
Smallest victoryMIN: 7–6 (1974)
Longest win streakMIN: won 13 (1968–1974)
Current win streakDET: 2 wins (2016–present)

The Lions–Vikings rivalry is an American football rivalry between the Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings.[1]

The Lions and Vikings have been battling since the Vikings entered the league in 1961. Minnesota has dominated the series; however, Detroit has given the Vikings many close games over the years. The Vikings went 3-8-1 against Detroit before Bud Grant came in 1967.[2]

Game results

Lions regular season victoryVikings regular season victoryTiePostseason meeting

1960s (Lions 9–7–2)

YearDateWinnerResultLoserAttendanceLocation
1961November 19Detroit Lions37-10Minnesota Vikings32,296Bloomington, Minnesota
1961December 10Detroit Lions13-7Minnesota Vikings42,655Detroit, Michigan
1962November 18Detroit Lions17-6Minnesota Vikings31,257Bloomington, Minnesota
1962December 9Detroit Lions37-23Minnesota Vikings47,253Detroit, Michigan
1963October 27Detroit Lions28-10Minnesota Vikings44,509Detroit, Michigan
1963November 24Minnesota Vikings34-31Detroit Lions28,763Bloomington, Minnesota
1964October 11Detroit Lions24-20Minnesota Vikings40,840Bloomington, Minnesota
1964November 2223-2348,291Detroit, Michigan
1965September 26Detroit Lions31-29Minnesota Vikings46,826Bloomington, Minnesota
1965December 12Minnesota Vikings29-7Detroit Lions45,420Detroit, Michigan
1966November 13Detroit Lions32-31Minnesota VikingsBloomington, Minnesota
1966December 11Minnesota Vikings28-16Minnesota VikingsDetroit, Michigan
1967November 1210-10Bloomington, Minnesota
1967December 17Detroit Lions14-3Minnesota VikingsDetroit, Michigan
1968October 6Minnesota Vikings24-10Detroit LionsBloomington, Minnesota
1968November 17Minnesota Vikings13-6Detroit LionsDetroit, Michigan
1969October 26Minnesota Vikings24-10Detroit LionsBloomington, Minnesota
1969November 27Minnesota Vikings27-0Detroit LionsDetroit, Michigan

1970s (Vikings 17–3)

YearDateWinnerResultLoserAttendanceLocation
1970November 1Minnesota Vikings30-17Detroit LionsDetroit, Michigan
1970November 15Minnesota Vikings24-20Detroit LionsBloomington, Minnesota
1971September 20Minnesota Vikings16-13Detroit LionsDetroit, Michigan
1971December 11Minnesota Vikings29-10Detroit LionsBloomington, Minnesota
1972September 24Minnesota Vikings34-10Detroit LionsDetroit, Michigan
1972November 12Minnesota Vikings16-14Detroit LionsBloomington, Minnesota
1973October 7Minnesota Vikings23-9Detroit LionsDetroit, Michigan
1973November 11Minnesota Vikings28-7Detroit LionsBloomington, Minnesota
1974September 22Minnesota Vikings7-6Detroit LionsDetroit, Michigan
1974October 20Detroit Lions20-16Minnesota VikingsBloomington, Minnesota
1975October 19Minnesota Vikings25-19Detroit LionsBloomington, Minnesota
1975December 14Detroit Lions17-10Minnesota VikingsPontiac, Michigan
1976September 26Minnesota Vikings10-9Detroit LionsPontiac, Michigan
1976November 7Minnesota Vikings31-23Detroit LionsBloomington, Minnesota
1977October 9Minnesota Vikings14-7Detroit LionsBloomington, Minnesota
1977December 17Minnesota Vikings30-21Detroit LionsPontiac, Michigan
1978November 5Minnesota Vikings17-7Detroit LionsBloomington, Minnesota
1978December 9Detroit Lions45-14Minnesota VikingsPontiac, Michigan
1979September 30Minnesota Vikings13-10Detroit LionsPontiac, Michigan
1979November 18Minnesota Vikings14-7Detroit LionsBloomington, Minnesota

1980s (Vikings 13–6)

YearDateWinnerResultLoserAttendanceLocation
1980September 28Detroit Lions27-7Minnesota VikingsPontiac, Michigan
1980November 9Minnesota Vikings34-0Detroit LionsBloomington, Minnesota
1981September 20Minnesota Vikings26-24Detroit LionsBloomington, Minnesota
1981December 12Detroit Lions45-7Minnesota VikingsPontiac, Michigan
1982December 19Minnesota Vikings34-31Detroit LionsPontiac, Michigan
1983September 25Minnesota Vikings20-17Detroit LionsMinneapolis, Minnesota
1983December 5Detroit Lions13-2Minnesota VikingsPontiac, Michigan
1984September 23Minnesota Vikings29-28Detroit LionsPontiac, Michigan
1984October 21Detroit Lions16-14Minnesota VikingsMinneapolis, Minnesota
1985November 3Minnesota Vikings16-13Detroit LionsMinneapolis, Minnesota
1985November 17Detroit Lions41-21Minnesota VikingsPontiac, Michigan
1986September 7Detroit Lions13-10Minnesota VikingsMinneapolis, Minnesota
1986November 9Minnesota Vikings24-10Detroit LionsPontiac, Michigan
1987September 13Minnesota Vikings34-19Detroit LionsMinneapolis, Minnesota
1987December 20Minnesota Vikings17-14Detroit LionsPontiac, Michigan
1988November 6Minnesota Vikings44-17Detroit LionsMinneapolis, Minnesota
1988November 17Minnesota Vikings23-0Detroit LionsPontiac, Michigan
1989October 8Minnesota Vikings24-17Detroit LionsMinneapolis, Minnesota
1989October 22Minnesota Vikings20-7Detroit LionsPontiac, Michigan

1990s (Lions 10 – Vikings 10)

YearDateWinnerResultLoserAttendanceLocation
1990October 7Detroit Lions34-27Minnesota VikingsMinneapolis, Minnesota
1990November 11Minnesota Vikings17-7Detroit LionsPontiac, Michigan
1991October 6Detroit Lions24-20Minnesota VikingsPontiac, Michigan
1991November 24Detroit Lions34-14Minnesota VikingsMinneapolis, Minnesota
1992September 13Detroit Lions31-17Minnesota VikingsPontiac, Michigan
1992October 15Minnesota Vikings31-14Detroit LionsMinneapolis, Minnesota
1993October 31Detroit Lions30-27Minnesota VikingsMinneapolis, Minnesota
1993December 15Minnesota Vikings13-0Detroit LionsPontiac, Michigan
1994September 11Minnesota Vikings10-3Detroit LionsMinneapolis, Minnesota
1994December 17Detroit Lions41-19Minnesota VikingsPontiac, Michigan
1995September 10Minnesota Vikings20-10Detroit LionsMinneapolis, Minnesota
1995November 23Detroit Lions44-38Minnesota VikingsPontiac, Michigan
1996September 1Minnesota Vikings17-13Detroit LionsMinneapolis, Minnesota
1996December 8Minnesota Vikings24-22Detroit LionsPontiac, Michigan
1997November 16Detroit Lions38-15Minnesota VikingsPontiac, Michigan
1997December 14Detroit Lions14-13Minnesota VikingsMinneapolis, Minnesota
1998September 20Minnesota Vikings29-6Detroit LionsMinneapolis, Minnesota
1998October 25Minnesota Vikings34-13Detroit LionsPontiac, Michigan
1999October 17Detroit Lions25-23Minnesota VikingsPontiac, Michigan
2000January 2Minnesota Vikings24-17Detroit LionsMinneapolis, Minnesota

2000s (Vikings 18–2)

YearDateWinnerResultLoserAttendanceLocation
2000October 1Minnesota Vikings31-24Detroit LionsPontiac, Michigan
2000November 30Minnesota Vikings24-17Detroit LionsMinneapolis, Minnesota
2001October 14Minnesota Vikings31-26Detroit LionsMinneapolis, Minnesota
2001December 16Detroit Lions27-24Minnesota VikingsPontiac, Michigan
2002October 13Minnesota Vikings27-23Detroit LionsMinneapolis, Minnesota
2002December 29Minnesota Vikings38-36Detroit LionsDetroit, Michigan
2003September 21Minnesota Vikings23-13Detroit LionsDetroit, Michigan
2003November 23Minnesota Vikings24-14Detroit LionsMinneapolis, Minnesota
2004November 21Minnesota Vikings22-19Detroit LionsMinneapolis, Minnesota
2004December 19Minnesota Vikings28-27Detroit LionsDetroit, Michigan
2005November 6Minnesota Vikings27-14Detroit LionsMinneapolis, Minnesota
2005December 4Minnesota Vikings21-16Detroit LionsDetroit, Michigan
2006October 8Minnesota Vikings26-17Detroit LionsMinneapolis, Minnesota
2006December 10Minnesota Vikings30-20Detroit LionsDetroit Michigan
2007September 16Detroit Lions20-17Minnesota VikingsDetroit, Michigan
2007December 2Minnesota Vikings42-10Detroit LionsMinneapolis, Minnesota
2008October 12Minnesota Vikings12-10Detroit LionsMinneapolis, Minnesota
2008December 7Minnesota Vikings20-16Detroit LionsDetroit, Michigan
2009September 20Minnesota Vikings27-13Detroit LionsDetroit, Michigan
2009November 15Minnesota Vikings27-10Detroit LionsMinneapolis, Minnesota

2010s (Lions 8–6)

YearDateWinnerResultLoserAttendanceLocation
2010September 26Minnesota Vikings24-10Detroit LionsMinneapolis, Minnesota
2010January 2Detroit Lions20-13Minnesota VikingsDetroit, Michigan
2011September 25Detroit Lions26-23 (OT)Minnesota VikingsMinneapolis, Minnesota
2011December 11Detroit Lions34-28Minnesota VikingsDetroit, Michigan
2012September 30Minnesota Vikings20-13Detroit LionsDetroit, Michigan
2012November 11Minnesota Vikings34-24Detroit LionsMinneapolis, Minnesota
2013September 8Detroit Lions34-24Minnesota VikingsDetroit, Michigan
2013December 30Minnesota Vikings14-13Detroit LionsMinneapolis, Minnesota
2014October 12Detroit Lions17-3Minnesota VikingsMinneapolis, Minnesota
2014December 14Detroit Lions16-14Minnesota VikingsDetroit, Michigan
2015September 20Minnesota Vikings26-16Detroit LionsMinneapolis, Minnesota
2015October 25Minnesota Vikings28-19Detroit LionsDetroit, Michigan
2016November 6Detroit Lions22-16 (OT)Minnesota VikingsMinneapolis, Minnesota
2016November 24Detroit Lions16-13Minnesota VikingsDetroit, Michigan

See also

Other rivalries involving the two teams:

References

External links

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