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Minnesota Vikings (9-4)

Mon. 12/2 Sun. 12/8 Sun. 12/15 Mon. 12/23 Sun. 12/29
@ Sea
L 30-37
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vs. Det
W 20-7
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1:05 PM PT2:05 PM MT3:05 PM CT4:05 PM ET21:05 GMT5:05 2:05 PM MST3:05 PM CST4:05 PM EST3:05 PM CT1:05 UAE (+1)16:05 ET19:05
vs. GB
5:15 PM PT6:15 PM MT7:15 PM CT8:15 PM ET1:15 GMT9:15 6:15 PM MST7:15 PM CST8:15 PM EST7:15 PM CT5:15 UAE (+1)20:15 ET23:15
vs. Chi
10:00 AM PT11:00 AM MT12:00 PM CT1:00 PM ET18:00 GMT2:00 11:00 AM MST12:00 PM CST1:00 PM EST12:00 PM CT22:00 UAE13:00 ET16:00

Sack Hunter: Vikings defensive end sets relentless example

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) After the Minnesota Vikings knocked down passes on Detroit's first two plays, Danielle Hunter crouched down in his three-point stance on third-and-10 with a tight end lined up to try to block him.

The Lions could hardly have found a faster track to punt. Jesse James had little hope of fending off Hunter long enough for quarterback David Blough to escape harm, and Hunter brought down the rookie for a 6-yard loss. On the next one of his three sacks in the first half on Sunday, tight end Logan Thomas was the initial blocker before right tackle Rick Wagner took a turn futilely attempting to prevent the takedown.

"It's been happening a lot this year, but if you get that, you've got to win," the fifth-year defensive end said after Minnesota's 20-7 victory over Detroit that was fueled by a resurgence by the defense.

NFC North Division
Green Bay 1030.769
Minnesota 940.692
Chicago 760.538
Detroit 391.269
Full Standings
Pass Yds: K. Cousins3274
Pass TDs: K. Cousins24
Rush Yds: D. Cook1108
Rush TDs: D. Cook13
Rec Yds: S. Diggs997
Rec TDs: K. Rudolph6
Int: A. Harris4
Sacks: D. Hunter12.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 4873 (11)
Passing Yards: 3274 (16)
Rushing Yards: 1765 (4)
Points per game: 26.1 (7)
Yards per game: 374.8 (11)
Touchdowns: 40 (3)
Field Goals: 18 (24)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 4400 (14)
Passing Yards: 3369 (19)
Rushing Yards: 1324 (11)
Points per game: 19.2 (7)
Yards per game: 338.5 (14)
Touchdowns: 27 (9)
Field Goals: 21 (18)
Date Player Transactions
12/11 T. Brooks-James pract. squad add
12/10 J. Stanton pract. squad del
12/3 R. Cliett pract. squad add
12/2 A. Hollins active/prac. squad
12/2 B. Gedeon on IR concussion
11/26 J. Doctson cut
11/26 C. Smith active/prac. squad
11/26 J. Stanton pract. squad add
11/14 A. Collins active/prac. squad
11/14 J. Keenoy pract. squad add
Date Player Status
12/8 R. Reiff concussion (Questionable)
12/8 A. Thielen hamstring (Doubtful)
12/2 L. Joseph knee (Questionable)
12/2 H. Smith hamstring (Questionable)
12/2 A. Thielen hamstring (Out)
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