Vikings hold off Lions; stay in lead
DETROIT -- The Minnesota Vikings didn't talk much about avoiding the embarrassment of losing to Detroit.
They didn't have to.
"In your mind you don't want to be the team to lose to a winless team this late in the year," Minnesota defensive end Jared Allen said Sunday after the Vikings beat the Lions 20-16. "That's not the part of history that any of us in here want to be a part of."
The Lions seem destined to be the NFL's first 0-16 team.