Game facts: Vikings at Lions

Happy Thanksgivings:  The Vikings are 5-1 all-time in Thanksgiving Day games. 

Turnovers on point:  The Vikings are tied with the Chiefs for the best turnover differential in the NFL (+13).

Strong defense/special teams:  25.0 percent of Minnesota's TDs this year have come on defense and special teams (three from each). 

Bringing pressure:  The Vikings defense has two of the top seven players in QB hits this season (Tom Johnson is T-4th in NFL with 18 QB hits; Everson Griffen is T-6th in NFL with 17). 

Pass protection issues:  Sam Bradford has taken 7.2 QB hits per game this season (4th-most in NFL). 

No ground game:  The Vikings are averaging 2.7 yards per carry this season (fewest yards per rush in franchise history). 

Run defense slumping:  In Weeks 1-5, Minnesota allowed 77.8 rush yards per game. In Weeks 7-11, the Vikings have allowed 123.8 rush yards per game. 

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