Blogs > Lions Lowdown

One thing you can count on with the Detroit Lions is that they are never, ever boring. Follow the latest news including injuries, roster moves and more here daily from Oakland Press beat writer Paula Pasche. Plus you'll find regular commentary about the team.


Game day info for Vikings at Lions, includes complete injury report

Vikings at Lions

1 p.m. Sunday, Fox-TV; WXYT-AM (97.1)

Records: Lions 5-10; Vikings 6-9

Key matchup: Lions defense against Vikings RB Adrian Peterson. In the first match-up this season, Peterson busted loose for long yardage and finished with 160 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

History: Vikings have won six straight against Lions, including 24-10 win at the Metrodome on Sept. 26. ... Lions have beat Vikings just one time in eight tries at Ford Field. ... Last time Vikings played at Ford Field (Dec. 13) they were the home team and lost to the N.Y. Giants after the game was moved from Minneapolis due to the collapse of the Metrodome roof due to too much snow. ... This will be 99th time the two teams have met with Vikings holding 30-66-2 edge. ... Last time Lions beat Vikings was on Sept. 16, 2007, with a 20-17 overtime win at Ford Field.

Injury report: Lions -- CB Chris Houston (shoulder) is doubtful and WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) is questionable. RB Jahvid Best (toe), DE Lawrence Jackson (groin) and QB Drew Stanton (left shoulder) are probable. LB Landon Johnson (concussion) is out (IR).

Vikings -- S Madieu Williams (concussion) is out; QB Brett Favre (concussion/neck/right shoulder), S Tyrell Johnson (knee) and WR Sidney Rice (concussion) are doubtful; CB Asher Allen (abdomen), LB Erin Henderson (concussion) and FB Naufahu Tahi (ankle) are questionable; RB Adrian Peterson (knee) is probable.

Quote of the week: Gunther Cunningham on Ndamukong Suh: “The Pro Bowl selection – how could you not pick him in the Pro Bowl? I said it a lot of times and if people challenge that statement, so be it. But come into my office and watch him. Watch him with me and I’ll show you. I’ve never seen anything like this and a lot of people want to compare him. There’s no comparison.’’

Labels: , , , , , ,


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home