"I felt pretty confident we were going to close the game out at the end," Prater said.
Detroit has been doing that a lot this season. The Lions (7-4) have won six of seven, including two against Minnesota this month, despite trailing in the fourth quarter of every game this season.
They extended their
“They come from behind every week, so when we took the lead in the fourth quarter, we knew the game wasn't over,” Minnesota tight end
The Vikings (6-5) have lost five of six, plummeting out of first place after surging to the top of the division by winning their first five games.
They could have played for overtime on their last drive, but coach Mike Zimmer allowed
“He's as good as they come in those situations,” Lions Coach
The standout cornerback stepped in front of Adam Thielen to pick off the pass and returned it to set up Prater for his fourth game-winning field goal late in games this season.
"I knew they were going to throw," Slay said. "They didn't want overtime. They know what happened last time."
Earlier this month, Prater made a game-tying 58-yard field goal at the end of regulation earlier this month at Minnesota and the Lions won in overtime.
Both teams had a 12-play, 75-yard touchdown drive to open the game with
Minnesota tied it at 10 midway through the third quarter on
Forbath put the Vikings ahead for the first time, giving them a 13-10 lead early in the fourth on a 28-yard field goal after
That extended Detroit's run of trailing in the final quarter of every game this season.