Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions 17 to 14

Sunday, December 20, 1987, Week 15

The Minnesota Vikings played the Detroit Lions in Pontiac on Sunday, December 20, 1987, Week 15 of the 1987 season. The Vikings won by a score of 17-14. The Vikings swept the Lions for the 1987 season. With this game, the Lions finished the season 1-6-0 at home, while the Vikings finished 3-4-0 on the road for the 1987 season.


Minnesota Vikings offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
340 135 205 0 20

Coaches

Head Coach: Jerry Burns Offensive Coordinator: Bob Schnelker Defensive Coordinator: Floyd Peters Wide Receivers Coach: Dick Rehbein Offensive Line Coach: John Michels Running Backs Coach: John Brunner, Rollie Dotsch Tight Ends Coach: Tom Batta Defensive Line Coach: Paul Wiggin Linebackers Coach: Monte Kiffin Defensive Backs (Secondary) Coach: Pete Carroll Special Teams Coach: Tom Batta Consultant: Bud Grant Coaching Office Secretary: Kirsten Lindberg


Detroit Lions offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
364 235 129 5 17

Coaches

Head Coach: Darryl Rogers Offensive Coordinator: Bob Baker Defensive Coordinator: Wayne Fontes Wide Receivers Coach: Lew Carpenter Offensive Line Coach: Bill Muir Running Backs Coach: Vic Rapp Tight Ends Coach: Don Doll Defensive Line Coach: Rex Norris Linebackers Coach: Mike Murphy Defensive Backs Coach: Willie Shaw Defensive Assistant Coach: Don Clemons Special Teams Coach: Carl Battershell Strength and Conditioning Coach: Don Clemons General Manager: Russ Thomas Administrative Assistant: Don Doll Head Trainer: Kent Falb Assistant Trainer: Joe Recknagel