Vikings Outlast Lions for 30-23 Win on Thanksgiving 27 Nov 17

The Vikings gathered round the dinner table in the end zone.

It was a festive way to celebrate Case Keenum rushing for a 9-yard touchdown, his first score on the ground as a Viking and third of his NFL career, and Thanksgiving.

Stefon Diggs grabbed the football and used it as a centerpiece. Minnesota took a 13-point lead with 3:55 left in the first quarter, equaling its points total from last year’s holiday trip to Detroit.

Keenum threw two touchdown passes and ran for another in a 30-23 victory on Thursday.

He was 21-of-30 passing for 282 yards and a passer rating of 121.8.

The Vikings (9-2) racked up 408 net yards of offense, including 136 on the ground but still needed an interception by Xavier Rhodes late in the fourth quarter to seal the deal.

Latavius Murray led Minnesota with 84 rushing yards and a score on 20 carries, and Adam Thielen made eight catches for 89 yards, including three in a row when things got a little dicey for the Vikings in the fourth quarter.

Everson Griffen recorded two sacks of Matthew Stafford, and Danielle Hunter added another and recovered an early fumble.

It was the second straight year for Minnesota to visit Detroit on Thanksgiving and the eighth time in franchise history that the Vikings have played on the holiday. The Vikings are 6-2 in Thanksgiving games.