OPPONENTS FOR NEXT SEASON SET
The Vikings' opponents for 2014 are set. In addition to the NFC North games, they face each team in the AFC East and NFC South, and play the last-place teams in the NFC East (Washington) and NFC West (St. Louis). Home games at TCF Bank Stadium will be New England, N.Y. Jets, Atlanta, Carolina, Washington, Green Bay, Detroit and Chicago. Road games will be Buffalo, Miami, New Orleans, Tampa Bay, St. Louis, Green Bay, Detroit and Chicago. Dates and times will be announced in April. In 2015, the Vikings will play teams from the AFC West and NFC West; in 2016, it's the NFC East and AFC South; in 2017, it's the NFC South and AFC North.
Vikings C John Sullivan vs. Lions DT Ndamukong Suh
Suh was disruptive but had only three tackles and no quarterback sacks or hurries. So the edge goes to the Vikings offensive line, and Sullivan.
PLAY OF THE GAME
AN OLD TIME
The Vikings were at midfield late in the first quarter. WR Cordarrelle Patterson (84) took a pitch from QB Matt Cassel (16) and reversed field, sweeping right before cutting back to the left on a 50-yard TD run. Lions Ndamukong Suh (90), Devin Taylor (92), Rashean Mathis (31) and DeAndre Levy (54) failed to corral Patterson.
"It was supposed to be a pass, I saw Greg [Jennings] covered at first, and I was thinking about running."