Lions vs Vikings Live stream. Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings: Prediction, preview, pick to win
The Lions settled for too many field goals last week in a narrow loss against the Atlanta Falcons, and they must do a better job getting in the end zone against a Vikings team that has one of the best defenses in the NFL. That means protecting Matthew Stafford against a good Vikings pass rush and eliminating some of the foolish penalties that have hurt the team so far. Wide receiver Golden Tate had 16 catches in two games against the Vikings last year, so he could be in for a big day.
The Lions ran the ball effectively enough the first two weeks, but struggled to get a consistent ground game going last Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. Center Travis Swanson was out with an ankle sprain and sorely missed, but he’s expected back Sunday and should help immensely against a talented Vikings defense.
The Vikings’ run defense ranks third, which is the highest it’s ever ranked under coach Mike Zimmer. They’ll need to set the tempo early with that run defense because Detroit is running the ball better than it has in a long time, ranking 17th in the league.