“Anytime you take something over like that in the middle of the season and haven’t done it before, it’s going to take a week or two, and I think he’s really settled in this past week,” Goff said. The Lions haven’t won in nearly a calendar year and the Vikings need a win to maintain realistic playoff hopes. The fourth-round draft pick out of Iowa State scored on a 99-yard runback last week at San Francisco to become the first NFL player with multiple kickoff return touchdowns in a season since Cordarrelle Patterson had two for the Vikings in 2016.
Nwangwu marveled this week at the size of the hole blockers created for him to burst through.
Minnesota beat Detroit 19-17 at home in Week 5 on Greg Joseph’s 54-yard field goal as time expired for its eighth straight win in the series.