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    Lions trail Vikings 13-6 at halftime

    The Lions take on the Minnesota Vikings at 1 p.m. Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Winless Detroit is back on the road for the second consecutive week, after falling to the Chicago Bears 24-14 last Sunday.

    The Lions again face an NFC North division rival in Minnesota.

    Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins celebrates with his teammates.

    Can injury-plagued Detroit break through against Kirk Cousins, Adam Thielen and Minnesota, which has had its own struggles, losing three of four?

    Follow along here for live updates from Detroit News contributor Nolan Bianchi.

    First half

    First half leaders


    DET – Jared Goff: 11/17, 99 yds.

    MIN – Kirk Cousins: 11/15, 140 yds., TD


    DET – D’Andre Swift: 5 atts., 30 yds.

    MIN – Alexander Mattison: 13 atts., 45 yds.


    DET – Quintez Cephus: 3 recs., 38 yds.

    MIN – Justin Jefferson: 5 recs., 104 yds.

    Lions cut deficit to 7 before halftime

    The Lions take over at the 25, trailing by 10, with 2:20 to go in the half.

    Jared Goff throws complete for 4 yards on first down.

    Two-minute warning.

    Amon-Ra St. Brown hauls in a 6-yard throw on second down.

    Goff’s first-down throw is plainly dropped over the middle. D’Andre Swift rushes for 2.

    Timeout #1 Minnesota (1:06 2nd)

    Quintez Cephus makes a nice catch, beats Patrick Peterson after hauling it in, and cuts up the sideline for a gain of 21 yards to the Vikings 42.

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