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.
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.
In progress: Lions looking to cut into deficit before half
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.
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)
Vikings take two-score lead before halftime
The Vikings take over at the 12, leading 6-3, with 6:36 to go in the half.
Alexander Mattison rushes for 11, then 3, as Kirk Cousins comes up firing to Justin Jefferson on the next play for a gain of 14 to the Minnesota 40. Jefferson hauls in the next throw, and he continue to torch the Lions for big gains, this one for 22 to the Detroit 32.
A roughing-the-passer penalty on the next play gives Minnesota first-and-10 at the 15. Mattison catches the second-down pass, bounces off three tacklers, and gets into the end zone for a 15-yard score.
Vikings 13, Lions 3 (2:20 2nd)
Lions punt near midfield
The Lions take over at the 25, trailing 6-3, with 9:50 to go in the first half.
D’Andre Swift rushes for 4 and Amon-Ra St. Brown picks up 8 on the second-down reception.
Jamaal Williams rushes for 3, then 1. Quintez Cephus hauls in the third-down throw, but it’s only for 4 yards.
Jack Fox’s punt is fair caught at the 12.
Vikings 6, Lions 3 (6:44 2nd)
Vikings take first lead of game off Goff turnover
Minnesota takes over at its own 35 after the fumble.
Alexander Mattison rushes for 9 and Kirk Cousins rushes for 4 to bring the first quarter to a close.
END 1ST: Lions 3, Vikings 3
Alexander Mattison is stopped for no gain, and Kirk Cousins nearly throws an interception on the next play. It’s third-and-10, and Cousins again goes to Jefferson yet again for a pickup of 17 yards to the Detroit 35.
Mattison hauls in a 6-yard pass on first=and-10 from the Detroit 35, then rushes for 5 to move the chains again. First down, Vikings, at the 24.
Adam Thielen makes his first catch of the game and gets inside the Detroit 5, but it’s called back for holding. It’ll be first-and-20 instead.
Mattison catches a dump-off for 3 yards.
Timeout #1 Detroit (11:16 2nd)
After a 5-yard run, Cousins throws for 6 yards to Mattison, and that’ll bring out the field-goal unit.
Vikings 6, Lions 3 (9:50 2nd)
Lions’ Goff strip-sacked in Vikings territory
It’s first-and-10 at the 25 for the Lions.
Jared Goff’s first-down pass to Jamaal Williams is caught for 4, and his second-down handoff to D’Andre Swift goes for 1. T.J. Hockenson can’t hang onto the third-down throw, but a penalty on the Vikings (illegal use of hands) will set up first-and-10 at the 35.
Swift takes off on the next play for a gain of 11.
Williams rushes for 4, then 9, to give Detroit a first down in Vikings territory at the 41.
Goff, under pressure, throws the ball away on first down. Williams rushes for 5 yards on the next play to bring up third-and-5. Amon-Ra St. Brown catches a bubble screen and gets good blocking from Quintez Cephus and T.J. Hockenson, going to the Minnesota 23 for a gain of 13.
Penei Sewell gets beat clean by Danielle Hunter, and the Vikings edge rusher brings down Goff for a loss of 8. The pocket collapses again on second down, and this time the ball is stripped by Minnesota and recovered at the Vikings 35.
Lions 3, Vikings 3 (0:54 1st)
Vikings tie game at 3 with field goal on first series
Vikings take over at the 25, trailing 3-0 early in the first quarter.
After a first-down incompletion, Alexander Mattison rushes for 4. Kirk Cousins looks for Justin Jefferson over the top on third down, it’s defended well, and Jefferson just makes a big-league catch over Amani Oruwariye that’s good for 37 yards to the Detroit 34.
Cousins’ next pass goes off the hands of his receiver and falls incomplete. Mattison is dropped for a loss of 2 on second down. Cousins goes back to Jefferson on third-and-12, and the throw is once again on the money for a 14-yard pickup. First-and-10 at the 22.
Mattison again takes a 2-yard loss, then catches a pass out of the backfield that goes for a gain of 4 to bring up third-and-8. Cousins’ third-down pass to the end zone skips off the ground and into the hands of his receiver, incomplete.
Greg Joseph makes a 38-yard field goal to tie the game.
Lions 3, Vikings 3 (6:30 1st)
Lions take 3-0 lead on opening drive
The Lions will start with the ball, taking over at the 25.
After a 2-yard run by Jamaal Williams, Jared Goff hits D’Andre Swift for a gain of 10 to the 37.
T.J. Hockenson hauls in a 8-yard pass on the next play. Williams moves the chains with a 3-yard carry to the Detroit 48, bringing up first-and-10.
D’Andre Swift cuts through the field for a 12-yard pickup into Vikings territory.
Goff’s next throw is into the dirt, but there’s an illegal contact penalty on the Vikings, so it’ll be first-and-10 at the 35.
Goff hits Quintez Cephus near the sideline, and he finds a way to stay in-bounds and cut upfield for a pickup of 13 yards. The Lions offense is moving.
A throw to Amon-Ra St. Brown is caught out of bounds, and that’ll be Goff’s first incompletion on the day. A 1-yard run by Williams brings up third-and-9: A third-down throw to the sideline is knocked away by Patrick Peterson.
Austin Seibert puts home the 39-yard field goal.
Lions 3, Vikings 0 (10:34 1st)
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Lions at Vikings
► Kickoff: 1 p.m. Sunday, U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
► TV/radio: Fox/97.1
► Records: Lions 0-4, Vikings 1-3
► Line: Vikings by 10.5