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Vikings 14, Lions 13

Win ends Vikings' Metrodome era

MINNEAPOLIS — As the Vikings filed into their locker room at the Metrodome for the last time, Leslie Frazier greeted them with a handshake and a hug.

The Vikings picked up one more victory at the soon-to-be-demolished stadium, perhaps a parting gift for the popular coach. Fittingly, the Lions left on the losing end.

Cordarrelle Patterson scored two touchdowns, including the go-ahead catch in the fourth quarter, as Minnesota beat Detroit in the final game of the Metrodome's 32 seasons.

"I just have a lot of belief in my abilities as a coach and have a lot of belief in the guys on our team and a lot of belief in our staff, and for that reason you don't have to walk in fear," Frazier said of his iffy job status.

The Lions, 7-24 at the dome, capped a collapse that likely sealed coach Jim Schwartz's fate.

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