By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Editor’s Note: This is a simulation and it doesn’t mean that it’s going to be the actual score in the game. Also, all the players in this simulation may not play in the actual contest.
According to our whatifsports.com simulation, the Detroit Lions defeated the Minnesota Vikings. The Lions won 22-3 at U.S. Bank Stadium.
The Lions had 320 total yards in 37 minutes and five seconds in time of possession. The Vikings had 156 yards in 22 minutes and 55 seconds.
Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford went 20 of 32 for 209 yards. He had two touchdowns.
Theo Riddick had 15 carries for 55 yards, while Zach Zenner had 13 carries for 53 yards. Dwayne Washington had four carries for nine yards, while Stafford had four carries for -1 yard.
Marvin Jones Jr. had five receptions for 68 yards, while Eric Ebron had five receptions for 41 yards and a touchdown. Riddick had two receptions for 33 yards. Golden Tate had four receptions for 31 yards. Anquan Boldin had a 16 yard reception, while Zenner had two receptions for 13 yards. Andre Roberts had a seven yard touchdown reception.
Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford went 10 of 23 for 121 yards and had an interception.
Matt Asiata had 11 carries for 27 yards. Jerick McKinnon had 13 carries for 19 yards and Bradford had two carries for zero yards.
Stefon Diggs had four receptions for 54 yards, while Asiata had a 23 yard reception. Cordarrelle Patterson had two receptions for 16 yards. Ronnie Hillman had a 18 yard reception.
Kyle Rudolph had an eight yard reception and Adam Thielen had a seven yard reception.
Antwione Williams, Quandre Diggs, Glover Quin and Haioti Ngata had three tackles each. Five Lions players had two tackles. Rafael Bush had two sacks, while Devin Taylor had a sack. Johnson Bademosi had an interception.
Andrew Sendejo led the Vikings with four tackles. Six players had three tackles each. Emmanuel Lamur had a sack.
Ebron had a two-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter. Matt Prater made a 31 yard field goal with 3:14 left in the contest.
Blair Walsh made a 45 yard field goal with 7:38 left in the game.
The Lions led 12-0 at halftime. In the second quarter, the team had a safety at the 5 minute mark.
Then, Prater kicked a 38 yard field goal with 48 seconds left in the first half. Roberts scored a seven-yard touchdown in the first quarter.