Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions 38 to 36

Sunday, December 29, 2002, Week 17

The Minnesota Vikings played the Detroit Lions in Detroit on Sunday, December 29, 2002, Week 17 of the 2002 season. The Vikings won by a score of 38-36. The Vikings swept the Lions for the 2002 season. With this game, the Lions finished the season 3-5-0 at home, while the Vikings finished 2-6-0 on the road for the 2002 season.

The Lions finished the season with a record of 3-13-0, while the Vikings finished the season at 6-10-0.

Minnesota Vikings offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
450 296 154 2 24


Head Coach: Mike Tice Assistant Head Coach: George O'Leary Offensive Coordinator: Scott Linehan Defensive Coordinator: Willie Shaw Quarterbacks Coach: Scott Linehan Wide Receivers Coach: Charlie Baggett Offensive Line Coach: Steve Loney Running Backs Coach: Dean Dalton Tight Ends Coach: John Tice Assistant Offensive Line Coach: John Tice Offensive Quality Control Coach: Jim Panagos Defensive Line Coach: George O'Leary Linebackers Coach: Brian Baker Defensive Backfield Coach: Chuck Knox Jr. Defensive Assistant Coach: Pete Bercich Special Teams Coach: Jay Hayes Coaching Assistant: Todd Downing Strength and Conditioning Coach: Steve Wetzel Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach: Daryl Lawrence Football Systems Analyst: Sid Pillai Coaches Secretary: Kirsten Lindberg

Detroit Lions offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
386 293 93 3 20


Head Coach: Marty Mornhinweg Offensive Coordinator: Maurice Carthon Defensive Coordinator: Kurt Schottenheimer Special Teams Coordinator: Chuck Priefer Quarterbacks Coach: Kevin Higgins Wide Receivers Coach: Larry Kirksey Offensive Line Coach: Carl Mauck Running Backs Coach: Maurice Carthon Tight Ends Coach: Sean Kugler Special Assistant-Offense: Sherman Lewis Offensive Assistant Coach: Mike McHugh Defensive Line Coach: Charles Haley Linebackers Coach: Glenn Pires Defensive Backs Coach: Ray Horton Assistant Defensive Line Coach: John Marshall Defensive Nickel Package Coach: Dick Selcer Defensive Assistant Coach: Don Clemons Special Teams Assistant Coach: Kevin O'Dea Quality Control Coach: Don Clemons, Mike McHugh Strength and Conditioning Coach: Jason Arapoff Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach: Malcolm Blacken Strength and Conditioning Assistant Coach: Mondray Gee Staff Counsel: Martin Mayhew General Manager: Matt Millen Senior Director of Football Administration: Martin Mayhew Advance Scout: Kevin O'Dea