The Detroit Lions are winless no extra.
Jared Goff led Detroit on a 14-play, 75-yard drive that led to his 11-yard landing go to Amon-Ra St. Brown to defeat the Minnesota Vikings, 29-27. The Lions picked up their first victory in practically a yr.
The Lions had been answerable for the sport within the first half going up 20-6 on the Vikings thanks to 2 landing passes from Goff and two filed targets from Riley Patterson. Detroit scored 20 consecutive factors after Minnesota began the sport with two Greg Joseph subject targets.
Kirk Cousins, nevertheless, wouldn’t be deterred.
He threw two landing passes within the fourth quarter – one to Okay.J. Osborn and the opposite to Justin Jefferson — in a comeback effort. Alexander Mattison had a dashing landing within the third quarter and Joseph tacked on one other subject aim.
Cousins discovered Jefferson for a 3-yard landing go to place Minnesota up 27-23 with 1:50 left within the sport. However Goff and his offense had loads of time left. Goff and St. Brown linked thrice on the game-winning drive, together with the ultimate landing go.
Goff picked up his first win below a coach not named Sean McVay. He completed 25-for-41 for 296 passing yards and three landing passes. He additionally threw an interception. St. Brown had 10 catches for 86 yards and the landing. Jamaal Williams led the crew in dashing with 71 yards on 17 carries.
Cousins was 30-for-40 for 340 passing yards and two landing passes. Jefferson had 11 catches for 182 yards. Osborn had 4 catches for 47 yards.
Detroit was 0-10-1 getting into the sport in opposition to Minnesota and had misplaced 4 video games by three or fewer factors. Sunday’s win marked the primary time the Lions had received since Dec. 6, 2020 in opposition to the Chicago Bears.
Lions coach Dan Campbell picked up his first win as head coach in Detroit.
Minnesota fell to 5-7 with the loss.