Minnesota (4-2) and Detroit (2-2-1) meet Sunday afternoon at Ford Field for an NFC matchup. Can Minnesota’s offense put up impressive offensive numbers in back-to-back weeks or will the Lions rebound from a tough road loss at Lambeau Field with a key divisional victory?
How to Watch:
When: Sunday, October 20
Where: Ford Field, Detroit, MI
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch for free)
The Vikings have won their last two games after dropping an NFC North contest to the Bears. In a 28-10 victory over the Giants and 38-20 win against the Eagles, Kirk Cousins has shown why the Vikings invested $84 million in him. Cousins has over 300 yards passing in both games and a total of six touchdowns. Now that the air attack is going, the Vikings aren’t one dimensional and riding the run game week in and week out. Alexander Mattison added 63 yards on the ground against the Eagles while Dalvin Cook rushed for 41 yards and one touchdown. Cook is fourth in the NFL with 583 yards.
While Minnesota’s offense produced some of the best numbers of the season, the defense held Philly to just 20 points and forced three turnovers. Eric Kendricks and Anthony Barr both racked up ten tackles.
The Lions can’t seem to catch a break after falling 23-22 on the road to the Packers. Matthew Stafford threw for 265 yards, 121 of which went to Kenny Golladay but was unable to find the end zone. The Lions lone score came on a run by Kerryon Johnson, who had a total of 34 yards in the game. Kicker Matt Prater made all five of his field-goal attempts including a 54-yarder and accounted for 16 of the team’s 22 points. If they want a chance to beat the Vikings, they will have to have more offensive production than the 299 they had against Green Bay.
Detroit’s defense has been its weak point all season long. The unit ranks near the bottom in total yards (29th- 413.8), passing yards (280 – 28th), and rush yards allowed (133.8 – 27th). They will have their hands full against a Vikings team that showed us last weekend they can put up points through the air and with Dalvin Cook, one of the best running backs this season.