Minnesota Vikings: Studs and duds vs. Lions in Week 14

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Following the Minnesota Vikings taking down the Detroit Lions in Week 14 on Sunday, here are three studs and duds from the victory for Minnesota.

Coming off of a tough loss on the road on national television less than a week ago in Week 13 of the 2019 season, the Minnesota Vikings returned back home on Sunday trying to get back on track during Week 14 against the Lions at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Minnesota was able to get back into the win column as they took down the struggling Detroit Lions, 20-7, on Sunday afternoon in Minneapolis, remaining perfect in front of its home crowd moving into the final few games of the regular season.

The Vikings were able to get out in front of the Lions early on and didn’t look back for the remainder of the game. Minnesota opened the game up by recording a first-quarter touchdown that pushed it out to a 7-0 lead after one frame. Following a field goal and a late touchdown in the second quarter, the Vikings held a 17-0 advantage going into halftime in Minneapolis.

In the second half, Minnesota continued to cruise en route to the victory, coasting to a 13-point win over Detroit.

With the win, the Vikings improved to 9-4 overall on the season and are now an undefeated 6-0 at home so far in the 2019 campaign, remaining the final NFC squad that has yet to lose on their home field this season.

Minnesota continues to hold onto the second spot in the NFC Wild Card race with the win in Week 15, while it still remains behind the Green Bay Packers in the NFC North standings. It still sits in second place in the division ahead of the Chicago Bears and Lions in the third and fourth spots.

The Vikings will return to action in Week 15 of the regular season next Sunday when they hit the road to face off against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Now with the Week 14 contest between the Vikings and Lions in the books, let’s look back at the game and pick out three studs and duds for Minnesota from the NFC North contest in Minneapolis.