"Turnovers on the road — at home as well, but on the road in particular — are tough sometimes to overcome," Minnesota coach Leslie Frazier said. "Especially when you put an offense like that, at times on a short field."
Detroit's final touchdown came after a roughing the passer penalty on Letroy Guion on third-and-18 kept the drive alive. Xavier Rhodes was called for pass interference on another third down play, and Stafford's 1-yard touchdown pass to Joseph Fauria made it 34-24 with 6:47 remaining.
"That's something that we'll have to learn from," Frazier said. "Our guys are trying to be aggressive and get after the quarterback. ... Those two were definitely costly."