Vikings are 8-1 for the first time since 1998 after beatng Detroit
The Packers are now in sole possession of second-place in the NFC North Division, three games behind Minnesota and one ahead of Chicago.
The Vikings are 8-1 for the first time since 1998, after beating Detroit 27-10 at the Metrodome.
Brett Favre went 20-29 for 344 yards and a touchdown.
Adrian Peterson ran for 133 yards and two scores, as the Vikings won their 12th straight against the Lions at home.
Matthew Stafford threw for 224 yards and a touchdown, as Detroit lost its 17th straight road game.
The last-place Lions are three games behind the Bears at 1-8.
Chicago lost at San Francisco 10-6 on Thursday night.