Losing at home to the Lions and falling out of the playoff mix at the same time wasn’t the gift the Vikings were hoping to deliver to fans, but that’s what they brought on Christmas Eve. Here are five things that stood out during the NFC North showdown.
5 things that stood out in the Vikings’ Christmas Eve loss to Lions
1. Dropped interception in the end zone
Nick Mullens nearly threw the game away on the first drive of the game. On 1st-and-goal from the 2-yard line, Mullens escaped the pocket and threw off-balance into the end zone and hit Lions safety Brian Branch in the hands. Branch dropped what could’ve been a 100-yard pick-six and on the next play Ty Chandler blasted into the end zone for the tying touchdown.