Bradford's Late Interception Dooms Vikings in Detroit

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"He's as good as they come in those situations", Lions coach Jim Caldwell said.

Having young kids can often mean there just might be a little bit of chaos. "But we're happy we were able to find a way to pull them out, that's for sure".

Top 50: Stafford moved past Hall of Fame quarterback Len Dawson and journeyman Rich Gannon to move into 50 place on the all-time passing yards list.

Elliott, the National Football League rushing leader, had the fourth score on five straight second-half touchdown drives between the two teams with a 1-yard run for a 31-19 lead midway through the fourth quarter.

Even though his stats have rebounded, it's been a very tough year for Rodgers, who led the Packers to a Super Bowl championship in 2010, the conference semifinals five of the last six years and the playoffs seven straight years.

"We fought hard, but we didn't execute well enough at the end of the game", head coach Mike Zimmer said. We continue to shoot ourselves in the foot. "We're going to keep fighting".

Both the Vikings and Lions entered the Thanksgiving Day outing at 6-4 on the season.

Reed had 10 catches for 95 yards after missing most of the first half when he injured his left shoulder leaping for a pass over his head in the end zone. After a 9-yard pass to Thielen, the Vikings called a reverse to Patterson via Thielen.

Jerick McKinnon flipped the field quickly, as Sam Bradford found him on a checkdown on Minnesota's first play.easy to find since nobody was on McKinnon's side of the field.and "Jet" took it 41 yards to the Detroit 20. Tight end Kyle Rudolph caught nine passes for 64 yards and Adam Thielen gathered in eight passes for 53 yards. Playing behind a nonexistent offensive line - and "aided" by a typically nonexistent running game - Bradford was tasked with getting the ball out as quick as possible.

Brian Robison stuffed Eagan native Zach Zenner on fourth-and-1 at the Minnesota 49-yard line just before the two-minute warning. The Lions' offense, which had failed to score on their previous five possessions, finally got going again late in the fourth, driving 68 yards in ten plays and setting up a 48-yard game-tying Matt Prater field goal with 1:45 left. A nice play-action pass to Marvin Jones got the Lions into field goal range.

The Vikings defense had just managed an impressive stop and forced a Detroit Lions field goal.

The Vikings tied the game at 10 with 7:03 left in the third quarter on a 30-yard field goal by Kai Forbath. Minnesota started the game without receiver Stefon Diggs (knee), cornerback Terence Newman (neck) and punt returner Marcus Sherels (rib, ankle).

Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy is inactive with a knee injury. Detroit has now played on every Thanksgiving since 1945. Without him, Detroit would not be in the lead of the NFC North.

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