Minnesota Vikings defeat Detroit Lions at Ford Field

Lions lose season finale 37-35 Sunday

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 23: Quarterback Case Keenum #7 of the Minnesota Vikings runs with the ball against Anthony Zettel #69 of the Detroit Lions and Tahir Whitehead #59 for a touchdown against the Detroit Lions during the first half at Ford Field on November 23, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) (Gregory Shamus, 2017 Getty Images)

DETROIT – The Detroit Lions lost to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday at Ford Field in their last game of the season.

The final score was 37 to 35.

Highlights: Cousins throws 3 TDs, Vikings end with 37-35 win over Lions

Before the game

Lions, Vikings both stumbling to the finish of season (AP)

This season will end like so many others for Matthew Stafford: His Detroit Lions have a losing record and won’t be in the postseason.

What’s different now is that there are real questions about Stafford’s future with the Lions.

“I’m not thinking about it,” Stafford said earlier this week. “All I’m thinking about is the Vikings and trying to get myself healthy. I know that’s probably hard for people to believe, but that’s the way this business is.”

Detroit hosts Minnesota on Sunday in a matchup of two teams that are out of the NFC playoff picture. The Lions are heading into an important offseason after firing their coach and general manager. Stafford has been a mainstay in Detroit for 12 years, but given the uncertainty about the team’s plan going forward, it’s easy to imagine him being elsewhere next season.

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