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Vikings Postgame Notes

Following another Detroit loss, making it another added on to the ever-growing streak in favor of Minnesota, the Lions came out and disappointed again.  The 30-20 loss makes it five consecutive losing efforts by Detroit, which ties the season-high from earlier this year.  Detroit will look to get a win this coming Sunday in Green Bay, but first, here are some notes from the Vikings game.

  • Jason Hanson, just about the only bright spot left on this team, became the fourth player to make a 50 yard field goal at least 30 times in his career after hitting one from 53 yards out during the second quarter.

  • Before being knocked out of the game from an injury, Kevin Jones recorded his 60th catch of the season.  That adds his name to the list with two other Lions who have also had at least 60 catches on the season.  He, Mike Furrey, and Roy Williams become the first trio of Lions to ever achieve that mark.

  • Jon Kitna passed for 294 yards during this game, which puts him at a total of 3,484 yards on the season.  That ties former quarterback Scott Mitchell for the most yards passed for by a Lion in Detroit's history.  Kitna will likely break the record this weekend against Green Bay.

  • Since Kitna did throw for over 200 yards in this game, it continued his streak of hitting that mark in every game this season.  That is a pretty impressive thing to achieve considering how bad he has looked some times.  Kitna is the only quarterback in the NFL to pass for 200+ in all 13 games.

  • When Jamar Fletcher returned an interception 88 yards for a touchdown during the second quarter last Sunday, it was the longest INT return since Bryant Westbrook went 101 yards against New England back in 2000.

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