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2017 Schedule
9-2, 1st in NFC North
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2hBill Barnwell

Barnwell: What we can learn from Case Keenum's star turn

The $2 million free-agent signing has been one of the NFL's most efficient and effective quarterbacks, and he has the Vikings sitting at 9-2. Case Keenum's surprising season can teach us a lot about how the football universe works.

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Keenum leads in total QBR after Thanksgiving Day victory (1:30)
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Keenum leads Vikings to 7th straight win (1:29)
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Vikings facing 'five game championship drive' to end regular season (1:20)
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Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Vikings have a lot to be thankful for after beating the Lions to further their grasp on the NFC North before beginning what Mike Zimmer called a "five game championship drive" to end the regular season.

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All smiles for Griffen after win and welcoming baby boy (0:24)
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Keenum frustrated by sack (0:30)
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Zimmer notices a change in Keenum (0:33)
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Rhodes picks off Stafford to seal Vikings' win (0:20)

ESPN Stats and Information  

The Vikings beat the Lions 30-23 to improve to 9-2 this season. They've already won more games than they did all of last season, and they've won seven straight games in a season for the first time since 2000.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Vikings have their first 1,000 yard receiver since 2009. Adam Thielen's 16-yard gain puts him at 1,005.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Deep ball score for Marvin Jones. And a great finish. The Lions WR now has two touchdowns on the day and 109 yards receiving on six grabs.

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Keenum connects with Rudolph on a pair of TDs (0:40)
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Griffen sacks Stafford, solicits baby names (0:18)

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Latavius Murray's 46-yard run to open the second half is the third longest rush of his career, and his longest since joining the Vikings. The last time he had a longer run was in 2015 against the Browns (54 yards) when he was playing for the Raiders.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Case Keenum established an early rhythm in the passing game, going 6-of-9 on passes of 10 yards or more downfield for 108 yards and a touchdown. Matthew Stafford is 1-of-5 on those same throws for 23 yards and no touchdowns.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Marvin Jones caught a late first half TD on an inside smash route in the deep red zone. That put Jones at 50 yards receiving on four receptions.

Team Stats

Passing Yards251.312th
Rushing Yards124.58th
Points For24.68th
Points Against17.74th