The NFC North is separated by a single game from top to bottom as we cross the midpoint of the 2018 season. The Vikings start a crucial three-game stretch of their schedule as they face all three divisional opponents in a row over their next three games, starting with hosting the Detroit Lions on Sunday.
Both teams are coming off disappointing home losses in their last contest. The Vikings lost 30-20 to the Saints on Sunday Night Football due in large part to a couple of major mistakes that New Orleans took advantage of. The Lions had plenty of setbacks of their own as they were dominated wire-to-wire at home by the Seattle Seahawks last week. The Vikings currently sit at 4-3-1, second in the division on win percentage behind the 4-3 Chicago Bears. The Lions are bringing up the rear at 3-4, but could leapfrog the Vikings (and possibly the Packers) with a win.
The game is set for a noon Central time kickoff from U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday on FOX. Thom Brennaman, Chris Spielman and Jen Hale will be calling the game.