DETROIT >> While the Lions (5-9) are out of playoff contention, today’s game at Ford Field has playoff implications for the Vikings (6-7-1). If they win and the Eagles lose or tie with the Texans, Minnesota earns a wild-card berth.
No surprise that quarterback Matthew Stafford, who has a back injury, will start his 127th consecutive game. Stafford was limited in practice again this week. The Vikings sacked him 10 times in their meeting on Nov. 4 which was won 26-9 by Minnesota.
Cornerback Jamal Agnew (knee), who has not played since Oct. 7, is active against the Vikings while Teez Tabor is inactive after playing last week.
Running back LeGarrette Blount (calf), wide receiver Kenny Golladay (chest), defensive tackle Damon Harrison Sr. (ankle) and linebacker Devon Kennard (hip) were listed as questionable on Friday but all are active.
On Saturday the LIons placed WR Bruce Ellington (hamstring) and S Charles Washington (hamstring) on injured reserve and and signed WR Chris Lacy and CB Dee Virgin to the active roster from the practice squad.
Other Lions inactives: Linebacker Nicholas Grigsby, DE Kerry Hyder, C Leo Koloamatangi, OL Andrew Donnal, CB Dee Virgin and WR Chris Lacy.
Vikings inactives: WR Laquon Treadwell (healthy), QB Kyle Sloter, CB Craig James, RB MIke Boone, LB Eric Kendricks, G Danny Isidora and DE Tashawn Bower.
Kickoff at 1 p.m. on FOX with Chris Myers, Daryl Johnston and Laura Okmin.