The Vikings are looking to extend their first winning streak of the year, as they’ve won two straight after their 38-20 pasting of the Philadelphia Eagles at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday. The Lions, after starting 2-0-1 on the season, have dropped two straight, including a Monday night loss to the Green Bay Packers in which the officiating was. . .well, we’ll just say “less than optimal.”
The Vikings can ill-afford to lose this one, as a loss to the Lions would drop them to 0-3 in the division. Yes, they still have to play all of their division rivals at home, but not being able to finish better than .500 in the division would put them behind the eight-ball in a lot of tiebreaker scenarios. That’s why this is a big game for the purple.
This game will kick off at noon Central time on Sunday from Detroit, and be aired on the FOX family of networks.