The Vikings beat the Lions 14-13 on Sunday afternoon in the final game at the Teflon-topped stadium after 32 seasons.
A month ago, the Detroit Lions were in control of the NFC North. They enter Week 17 with nothing more to play for than a .500 record.
Adrian Peterson has tried to play through a sprained foot and a lingering groin injury, but he is doubtful to play in Sunday’s final regular-season game at home against the Detroit Lions.
Adrian Peterson’s status for the last game of the season is uncertain.
The Baltimore Ravens showed their resiliency against the Minnesota Vikings, rallying three times in the fourth quarter to squeeze out another close victory at home.
Thursday the Detroit Lions celebrated their first win since 2003 in the heralded Thanksgiving Day game, and within weeks they could be celebrating their first division crown since 1993.
Greg Jennings fought a stomach flu all game and was already halfway up the tunnel with what he thought was a victory under his belt when the Minnesota Vikings had to holler at him to get back on the field.
Linebacker Clay Matthews didn’t feel like celebrating after the Packers could only muster a tie with the Minnesota Vikings despite rallying from a late 16-point deficit.
Detroit Lions, division champions?
The quiet in the locker room after the game was almost a respite for the Minnesota Vikings.