Lions–Vikings rivalry

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Detroit Lions–Minnesota Vikings
Teams Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings
First contested November 19, 1961
Detroit 37, Minnesota 10
Most recent meeting December 14, 2014
Minnesota 14, Detroit 16
Next meeting December 14, 2014
Statistics
Number of meetings 107 meetings
All-time series MIN: leads 69–36–2
Largest victory DET: 45–7 (1981)
Longest win streak MIN: won 13 (1968–1974)
Current win streak DET: 2 wins (2014–present)

The Lions–Vikings rivalry is an American football rivalry between the Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings.

The Lions and Vikings have been battling since the Vikings entered the league in 1961. Minnesota has dominated the series; however, Detroit has given the Vikings many close games over the years.

Game results[edit]

Lions regular season victory Vikings regular season victory Tie Postseason meeting

1960s (Lions 9–7–2)[edit]

Year Date Winner Result Loser Attendance Location
1961 November 19 Detroit Lions 37-10 Minnesota Vikings 32,296 Bloomington, Minnesota
1961 December 10 Detroit Lions 13-7 Minnesota Vikings 42,655 Detroit, Michigan
1962 November 18 Detroit Lions 17-6 Minnesota Vikings 31,257 Bloomington, Minnesota
1962 December 9 Detroit Lions 37-23 Minnesota Vikings 47,253 Detroit, Michigan
1963 October 27 Detroit Lions 28-10 Minnesota Vikings 44,509 Detroit, Michigan
1963 November 24 Minnesota Vikings 34-31 Detroit Lions 28,763 Bloomington, Minnesota
1964 October 11 Detroit Lions 24-20 Minnesota Vikings 40,840 Bloomington, Minnesota
1964 November 22 23-23 48,291 Detroit, Michigan
1965 September 26 Detroit Lions 31-29 Minnesota Vikings 46,826 Bloomington, Minnesota
1965 December 12 Minnesota Vikings 29-7 Detroit Lions 45,420 Detroit, Michigan
1966 November 13 Detroit Lions 32-31 Minnesota Vikings Bloomington, Minnesota
1966 December 11 Minnesota Vikings 28-16 Minnesota Vikings Detroit, Michigan
1967 November 12 10-10 Bloomington, Minnesota
1967 December 17 Detroit Lions 14-3 Minnesota Vikings Detroit, Michigan
1968 October 6 Minnesota Vikings 24-10 Detroit Lions Bloomington, Minnesota
1968 November 17 Minnesota Vikings 13-6 Detroit Lions Detroit, Michigan
1969 October 26 Minnesota Vikings 24-10 Detroit Lions Bloomington, Minnesota
1969 November 27 Minnesota Vikings 27-0 Detroit Lions Detroit, Michigan

1970s (Vikings 17–3)[edit]

Year Date Winner Result Loser Attendance Location
1970 November 1 Minnesota Vikings 30-17 Detroit Lions Detroit, Michigan
1970 November 15 Minnesota Vikings 24-20 Detroit Lions Bloomington, Minnesota
1971 September 20 Minnesota Vikings 16-13 Detroit Lions Detroit, Michigan
1971 December 11 Minnesota Vikings 29-10 Detroit Lions Bloomington, Minnesota
1972 September 24 Minnesota Vikings 34-10 Detroit Lions Detroit, Michigan
1972 November 12 Minnesota Vikings 16-14 Detroit Lions Bloomington, Minnesota
1973 October 7 Minnesota Vikings 23-9 Detroit Lions Detroit, Michigan
1973 November 11 Minnesota Vikings 28-7 Detroit Lions Bloomington, Minnesota
1974 September 22 Minnesota Vikings 7-6 Detroit Lions Detroit, Michigan
1974 October 20 Detroit Lions 20-16 Minnesota Vikings Bloomington, Minnesota
1975 October 19 Minnesota Vikings 25-19 Detroit Lions Bloomington, Minnesota
1975 December 14 Detroit Lions 17-10 Minnesota Vikings Pontiac, Michigan
1976 September 26 Minnesota Vikings 10-9 Detroit Lions Pontiac, Michigan
1976 November 7 Minnesota Vikings 31-23 Detroit Lions Bloomington, Minnesota
1977 October 9 Minnesota Vikings 14-7 Detroit Lions Bloomington, Minnesota
1977 December 17 Minnesota Vikings 30-21 Detroit Lions Pontiac, Michigan
1978 November 5 Minnesota Vikings 17-7 Detroit Lions Bloomington, Minnesota
1978 December 9 Detroit Lions 45-14 Minnesota Vikings Pontiac, Michigan
1979 September 30 Minnesota Vikings 13-10 Detroit Lions Pontiac, Michigan
1979 November 18 Minnesota Vikings 14-7 Detroit Lions Bloomington, Minnesota

1980s (Vikings 13–6)[edit]

Year Date Winner Result Loser Attendance Location
1980 September 28 Detroit Lions 27-7 Minnesota Vikings Pontiac, Michigan
1980 November 9 Minnesota Vikings 34-0 Detroit Lions Bloomington, Minnesota
1981 September 20 Minnesota Vikings 26-24 Detroit Lions Bloomington, Minnesota
1981 December 12 Detroit Lions 45-7 Minnesota Vikings Pontiac, Michigan
1982 December 19 Minnesota Vikings 34-31 Detroit Lions Pontiac, Michigan
1983 September 25 Minnesota Vikings 20-17 Detroit Lions Minneapolis, Minnesota
1983 December 5 Detroit Lions 13-2 Minnesota Vikings Pontiac, Michigan
1984 September 23 Minnesota Vikings 29-28 Detroit Lions Pontiac, Michigan
1984 October 21 Detroit Lions 16-14 Minnesota Vikings Minneapolis, Minnesota
1985 November 3 Minnesota Vikings 16-13 Detroit Lions Minneapolis, Minnesota
1985 November 17 Detroit Lions 41-21 Minnesota Vikings Pontiac, Michigan
1986 September 7 Detroit Lions 13-10 Minnesota Vikings Minneapolis, Minnesota
1986 November 9 Minnesota Vikings 24-10 Detroit Lions Pontiac, Michigan
1987 September 13 Minnesota Vikings 34-19 Detroit Lions Minneapolis, Minnesota
1987 December 20 Minnesota Vikings 17-14 Detroit Lions Pontiac, Michigan
1988 November 6 Minnesota Vikings 44-17 Detroit Lions Minneapolis, Minnesota
1988 November 17 Minnesota Vikings 23-0 Detroit Lions Pontiac, Michigan
1989 October 8 Minnesota Vikings 24-17 Detroit Lions Minneapolis, Minnesota
1989 October 22 Minnesota Vikings 20-7 Detroit Lions Pontiac, Michigan

1990s (Lions 10 – Vikings 10)[edit]

Year Date Winner Result Loser Attendance Location
1990 October 7 Detroit Lions 34-27 Minnesota Vikings Minneapolis, Minnesota
1990 November 11 Minnesota Vikings 17-7 Detroit Lions Pontiac, Michigan
1991 October 6 Detroit Lions 24-20 Minnesota Vikings Pontiac, Michigan
1991 November 24 Detroit Lions 34-14 Minnesota Vikings Minneapolis, Minnesota
1992 September 13 Detroit Lions 31-17 Minnesota Vikings Pontiac, Michigan
1992 October 15 Minnesota Vikings 31-14 Detroit Lions Minneapolis, Minnesota
1993 October 31 Detroit Lions 30-27 Minnesota Vikings Minneapolis, Minnesota
1993 December 15 Minnesota Vikings 13-0 Detroit Lions Pontiac, Michigan
1994 September 11 Minnesota Vikings 10-3 Detroit Lions Minneapolis, Minnesota
1994 December 17 Detroit Lions 41-19 Minnesota Vikings Pontiac, Michigan
1995 September 10 Minnesota Vikings 20-10 Detroit Lions Minneapolis, Minnesota
1995 November 23 Detroit Lions 44-38 Minnesota Vikings Pontiac, Michigan
1996 September 1 Minnesota Vikings 17-13 Detroit Lions Minneapolis, Minnesota
1996 December 8 Minnesota Vikings 24-22 Detroit Lions Pontiac, Michigan
1997 November 16 Detroit Lions 38-15 Minnesota Vikings Pontiac, Michigan
1997 December 14 Detroit Lions 14-13 Minnesota Vikings Minneapolis, Minnesota
1998 September 20 Minnesota Vikings 29-6 Detroit Lions Minneapolis, Minnesota
1998 October 25 Minnesota Vikings 34-13 Detroit Lions Pontiac, Michigan
1999 October 17 Detroit Lions 25-23 Minnesota Vikings Pontiac, Michigan
2000 January 2 Minnesota Vikings 24-17 Detroit Lions Minneapolis, Minnesota

2000s (Vikings 18–2)[edit]

Year Date Winner Result Loser Attendance Location
2000 October 1 Minnesota Vikings 31-24 Detroit Lions Pontiac, Michigan
2000 November 30 Minnesota Vikings 24-17 Detroit Lions Minneapolis, Minnesota
2001 October 14 Minnesota Vikings 31-26 Detroit Lions Minneapolis, Minnesota
2001 December 16 Detroit Lions 27-24 Minnesota Vikings Pontiac, Michigan
2002 October 13 Minnesota Vikings 27-23 Detroit Lions Minneapolis, Minnesota
2002 December 29 Minnesota Vikings 38-36 Detroit Lions Detroit, Michigan
2003 September 21 Minnesota Vikings 23-13 Detroit Lions Detroit, Michigan
2003 November 23 Minnesota Vikings 24-14 Detroit Lions Minneapolis, Minnesota
2004 November 21 Minnesota Vikings 22-19 Detroit Lions Minneapolis, Minnesota
2004 December 19 Minnesota Vikings 28-27 Detroit Lions Detroit, Michigan
2005 November 6 Minnesota Vikings 27-14 Detroit Lions Minneapolis, Minnesota
2005 December 4 Minnesota Vikings 21-16 Detroit Lions Detroit, Michigan
2006 October 8 Minnesota Vikings 26-17 Detroit Lions Minneapolis, Minnesota
2006 December 10 Minnesota Vikings 30-20 Detroit Lions Detroit Michigan
2007 September 16 Detroit Lions 20-17 Minnesota Vikings Detroit, Michigan
2007 December 2 Minnesota Vikings 42-10 Detroit Lions Minneapolis, Minnesota
2008 October 12 Minnesota Vikings 12-10 Detroit Lions Minneapolis, Minnesota
2008 December 7 Minnesota Vikings 20-16 Detroit Lions Detroit, Michigan
2009 September 20 Minnesota Vikings 27-13 Detroit Lions Detroit, Michigan
2009 November 15 Minnesota Vikings 27-10 Detroit Lions Minneapolis, Minnesota

2010s (Lions 6–4)[edit]

Year Date Winner Result Loser Attendance Location
2010 September 26 Minnesota Vikings 24-10 Detroit Lions Minneapolis, Minnesota
2010 January 2 Detroit Lions 20-13 Minnesota Vikings Detroit, Michigan
2011 September 25 Detroit Lions 26-23 (OT) Minnesota Vikings Minneapolis, Minnesota
2011 December 11 Detroit Lions 34-28 Minnesota Vikings Detroit, Michigan
2012 September 30 Minnesota Vikings 20-13 Detroit Lions Detroit, Michigan
2012 November 11 Minnesota Vikings 34-24 Detroit Lions Minneapolis, Minnesota
2013 September 8 Detroit Lions 34-24 Minnesota Vikings Detroit, Michigan
2013 December 30 Minnesota Vikings 14-13 Detroit Lions Minneapolis, Minnesota
2014 October 12 Detroit Lions 17-3 Minnesota Vikings Minneapolis, Minnesota
2014 December 14 Detroit Lions 14-16 Minnesota Vikings Detroit, Michigan

See also[edit]

Other rivalries involving the two teams:

References[edit]

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