Matthew Stafford, Lions quarterback

Stafford demonstrated poise in the pocket, helping the Lions run a balanced offense and produce just enough offense to keep the Vikings at bay. Completed 22 of 36 for 219 yards and a pair of TDs.

Matt Prater, Lions kicker

Prater looked even better converted a 58-yard field goal to send the game into overtime after booting a 53-yarder earlier in the fourth quarter.

Golden Tate, Lions receiver

Nothing Tate did, including showcasing all of his niftiness on the game-winning TD in overtime is surprising. He finished with 11 catches for 79 yards and had the 28-yard catch and run to end to the game.