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Lions beaten by Minnesota & Cousins live on FOX 17

Detroit finishes up its season with a 5-11 record
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Posted at 9:19 AM, Jan 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-03 10:18:38-05

DETROIT, Mich. — The Detroit Lions fell to the Minnesota Vikings 37-35 in an NFC North Division battle Sunday afternoon at Ford Field.

Kickoff took place at 1 p.m. The game was broadcast live on FOX 17.

The Lions entered the contest with a 5-10 record while the Vikings came in at 6-9. Both were riding three-game losing streaks.

Detroit was fresh off a 47-7 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last weekend while Minnesota dropped a 52-33 verdict to the New Orleans Saints one week ago today.

The matchup was the second of the season between the two. The Vikings were victorious 34-20 Nov. 8 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

Minnesota was a 6 1/2-point favorite today and is quarterbacked by 32-year-old West Michigan native Kirk Cousins, who graduated from Holland Christian High School and Michigan State University.

With the triumph the Vikings have now doubled Detroit to lead the all-time series, which dates back to when Minnesota entered the NFL in 1961, by a 78-39-2 margin over the Lions.

Today’s game was the season finale for both teams.