Vikings Survive Lions Rally on Joseph Field Goal at Final Gun
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Greg Joseph made a 54-yard field goal as time expired to give the Minnesota Vikings a 19-17 victory over the winless Lions.
New Detroit coach Dan Campbell successfully called for the go-ahead 2-point conversion try with 37 seconds left.
Joseph made four field goals as the Vikings casually played the field position game until the extra-safe strategy nearly cost them.
The Vikings are 2-3. The Lions are 0-5.
Alexander Mattison fumbled on a third-and-7 run from the Minnesota 21 right after the 2-minute warning with Detroit out of timeouts.
The Lions took the lead on a TD and Campbell's gamble.
The Minnesota Vikings (2-3) travel to Charlotte, North Carolina to face the Panthers (3-2) next Sunday at Noon on FOX.
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